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New Washingtoniana Museum Will Be Flat and Limestoney

In advance of going before the Historic Preservation Review Board this month, George Washington University has presented a few artist concept sketches of the museum at 21st and G Street NW that will house a newly donated collection of artifacts from D.C. history as well as the relocated Textile Museum. Architect Hartman Cox has gone with a flat and smoothly curving limestone facade that differs sharply from the historic Woodhull Home it'll be attached to.

Another rendering after the jump.

  • Eric

    Awful. Just awful.

  • http://blogs.forbes.com/stephensmith/ Stephen Smith

    Shocker: When owners are forced to build structures on their land that they don't want, they don't usually bother spending much money making them look good!

  • http://tsarchitect.nsflanagan.net/ цarьchitect

    It looks like GW hired Hartman-Cox (a firm that does mostly historicist work) and then asked them to do a modernist brief. (But not too modernist).

  • Cap City Records Panhandler

    Does GWU have a university press?

  • rob

    I will miss the rose garden that will be plowed under for that monstrosity.

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