Three months ago, the National Capital Planning Commission announced a design competition for Presidents Park South—and they're not messing around. At what qualifies as warp speed for the federal government, they've winnowed 23 would-be design firms down to five submissions, and this week are putting them on display for the public. To NCPC's great credit, [...]
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After September 11, lots of things changed in D.C.'s public space: Bollards went up, streets closed, and federal buildings in general became more difficult to get around. They often became downright ugly, too, with chain link fences and concrete hulks channeling people out of newly secure areas.
Such was the case with the area just south [...]