A Historic Lawn Gets Replaced

The Capitol's lawn and grounds are being torn up to be replaced with a "Disneyland-like" orientation center.
February 27, 2002, 5am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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As antiterrorist fervor infects Washington, the architectural fate of the place that says "America," is under assault. The nation's front lawn is succumbing to an excavation for a tourist center that destroys its historic and aesthetic past... Today, the walks, the drives Olmsted executed after finishing Central Park in New York, endure. The paths and terraces remain. Its procession of harmonious spaces embrace the Capitol building. Not for long."

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Published on Monday, February 25, 2002 in The Christian Science Monitor
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