New Museum On The Mall Blends History And Nature

The National Museum of the American Indian opens in Washington D.C.
September 22, 2004, 2pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan
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"Even on the outside, the National Museum of the American Indian is distinctly different from the other museums lining the National Mall. Its curving, limestone façade resembles the walls of a desert canyon in the American southwest that have been worn by wind and water:

On the museum's grounds, water cascades over rock walls and courses through a landscape of more than 150 species of native plants ranging from water lilies to stalks of corn."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

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Published on Tuesday, September 21, 2004 in Voice Of America
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