Sunday, May 19, 2013
Pierre L’Enfant, the visionary behind Washington, DC’s layout and design, imagined an open space at the heart of the nation’s capital that would serve as a “monument center” - an urban oasis celebrating America’s most important leaders. More than 230 years later, the National Mall is the fulfillment of L’Enfant’s dreamscape. Extending from the Capitol Building to the Lincoln Memorial and from the White House to the Jefferson Memorial, the Mall immortalizes our nation’s heroes and provides a gathering place for the public to honor, enjoy, remember, protest and mourn.
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The National Mall is in a state of disrepair.