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National Ideas Competition for the Washington Monument Grounds
In modern times, the American people have given new life to this grand public space in ways never imagined by past generations.
In modern times, the American people have given new life to this grand public space in ways never imagined by past generations.
President Washington had a hand in the founding of the capital with a monument to himself at its heart.
President Washington had a hand in the founding of the capital with a monument to himself at its heart.
Today the unformed expanse of the 60 acre Monument grounds shows little evidence of the ideas of the past.
Today the unformed expanse of the 60 acre Monument grounds shows little evidence of the ideas of the past.
Critics complained during construction that a giant obelisk was the wrong symbol for America, and alternatives were proposed.
Critics complained during construction that a giant obelisk was the wrong symbol for America, and alternatives were proposed.
The WAMO Competition gives us an opportunity to help shape the future with creative ideas.
The WAMO Competition gives us an opportunity to help shape the future with creative ideas.
What are your ideas to make the grounds more welcoming, educational, and effectively used by the public?
What are your ideas to make the grounds more welcoming, educational, and effectively used by the public?
Earlier generations imagined a variety of designs for the Monument and its grounds.
Earlier generations imagined a variety of designs for the Monument and its grounds.
Some looked for inspiration in European royal gardens, others in the natural ecology of the original Potomac River setting.
Some looked for inspiration in European royal gardens, others in the natural ecology of the original Potomac River setting.
Can the Washington Monument grounds be made more welcoming, educational, and effectively used by the public?
Can the Washington Monument grounds be made more welcoming, educational, and effectively used by the public?
The Stage 1 jury met on January 28th, 2011 and walked the Monument grounds.  They deliberated and chose 24 semi-finalists.
The Stage 1 jury met on January 28th, 2011 and walked the Monument grounds. They deliberated and chose 24 semi-finalists.
The Stage 2 jury met on June 23rd, 2011 and chose 6 winners that demonstrated a broad range of ideas.
The Stage 2 jury met on June 23rd, 2011 and chose 6 winners that demonstrated a broad range of ideas.
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Jinwoo L
Jinwoo L
Stephen L
Stephen L
Catherine P.
Catherine P.
Julian H
Julian H
Jacques P.
Jacques P.
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