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National Capital Planning Commission Planning America’s Capital The National Mall: Rethinking Washington's Monumental Core National Building Museum December 1, 2008. Context: A Civic Renaissance. America’s pride in our cities and our government is being reborn.
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National Capital Planning Commission Planning America’s Capital The National Mall: Rethinking Washington's Monumental Core National Building MuseumDecember 1, 2008
Context: A Civic Renaissance America’s pride in our cities and ourgovernment is being reborn
The National Mall – America’s Stage “Here the nation commemorates its history, and citizens join in celebration, congregation, and contemplation.” NCPC Joint Memorials Task Force, 2000
The National Mall – A Sense of Place The National Mall is very much rootedin the public’s consciousness
Washington – City and Symbol Create new civic spaces and opportunities for commemoration
The National Mall – America’s Gathering Place The National Mall must retain its historic and symbolic significance
Preserve the Mall and Enliven the City NCPC continually strives to preserve the open space of the Mall by creating lively destinations throughout the city.
Preserve the Mall and Enliven the City The capital city should serve as the nation’s commemorative landscape.
Redefining the Geography of Commemoration Commemorative works should be viewed not as objects, but rather as place makers.