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District of Columbia | National Museum of African American History + Culture

Couldn't find a thread for this. Seems like a potentially striking addition to the National Mall regardless of firm chosen—


From the Washington Post

Black History's Future
Grand Plans Unveiled For African American Museum on the Mall

By Jacqueline Trescott
Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, March 28, 2009; C01


The future National Museum of African American History and Culture -- as envisioned by competing teams of architects -- will most likely include water features and music halls, evocations of slave ships and the African past, and vistas acknowledging its important, monumental neighbors.

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More background on project and design teams:

Washington Times, 1/30/09

Washington Post, 1/30/09
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Some interesting designs there. This will be a great addition to the Mall.
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Time-Lapse Video Chronicles Construction of Smithsonian NMAAHC

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It's been a long time coming and it's finally here. Since 1915, there have been efforts to establish a federally owned museum dedicated to African American history and culture. It wasn't until legislation was tabled in the 1980s, backed by the Smithsonian Institution, that the idea began to be taken seriously. Though that push was also unsuccessful, it propelled the need for a museum into the national spotlight. It eventually led to the creation of a 23-member commission, who resoundingly came out in support of the endeavour, with subsequent authorization of the facility by President George W. Bush in 2003. Marking the culmination of these efforts, the National Museum of African American History & Culture, standing on Washington D.C.'s famed National Mall, was inaugurated by President Barack Obama on September 24, 2016. To celebrate this achievement, EarthCam has released a time-lapse video documenting the construction process from May 2012 to September 2016.
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