What Will The New National Mall Look Like? Weigh In On 10 Potential Makeovers

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If you've seen the National Mall lately, you know it's looking a little — how do we say it? — unkempt. Just in time, the Trust for the National Mall is hosting a design competition to give the once-gorgeous stretch of greenery a much-needed facelift, and the race was whittled down to 10 finalists back in December.
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This week, the Trust revealed the finalists' designs for the renovation project, and some of these are pretty awesome — think underground pavilions, labyrinthine gardens, sweeping amphitheaters, and ultra-modern cafes. You can see the renderings in person at the Smithsonian Castle and the National Museum of American History; if you can't swing a visit, you can check them out on the competition's official website and leave your thoughts for the jury.
The restoration will cost an estimated $700 million — which is pretty pricey, so it's safe to say we want the most bang for our buck. Check out the proposals and weigh in on this real-life version of Mall Madness. (Arch Daily)
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