"The National Ideas Competition is an ideal way to spark new thinking from citizens and professionals about this hugely important symbolic space. With fresh, visionary thought the Washington Monument grounds could one day become the real heart of the nation, not necessarily in the way L’Enfant or the McMillan planners envisioned it but in a new way that speaks to the aspirations of the 21st century.”
— Kirk Savage,
Winner of the 2010 Charles C. Eldredge Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in American Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum
"Courtesy Roger K. Lewis, The Washington Post, March 16, 1991"
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**NEW** Historic views from the Albert H. Small collection
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Competition Steering Committee
Adele Ashkar, ASLA Landscape Design, Vice Chair Lisa Benton-Short, Ph.D. Geography Kenneth R. Bowling History James P. Clark, AIA Architectural Competitions, Chair Kent Cooper, FAIA Architecture Judy Scott Feldman, Ph.D. National Mall History Ellen Goldstein Executive Director Richard Longstreth, Ph.D. American Studies Kay Murphy Project Coordination