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A “3rd Century” National Mall

Speaking of national capital green spaces in need of repair (as we do in our post on Brasilia below), last week the National Coalition to Save Our Mall released its “3rd Century Mall” plan to revitalize and orient the nation’s front yard.

Greater Greater Washington gives an overview of the recommendations, including better transportation options, improving restrooms, creating a visitors center and more engagement between the Mall and the museums inside it.

When the stimulus was being debated, some Congressional members mocked an allocation for repair of the Mall. The irony here is that the Mall lacks the necessary qualities that visitors from around the globe and residents expect of what is supposed to be a premier public space.

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