November 27, 2007 • McMillan Plan: DC, pulled out railroad tracks; commission included Danial Burnham, Frederick Law Olmstead Jr., Charles Follen McKim, and Augustus St Gaudens; attempted to recover L’Enfant’s ideas by relandscaping Mall area, 1910 Commission of Fine Arts to do design review of all public buildings and consult on bridges, parks, etc. • Replace slums (places like swampoodle or murder bay) with boulevards • Washington Monument 1888 • Mcmillan commission plan resulted in groups of buildings, symmetry, railroad relocated (this building is still there) • Freedom Plaza by Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown: whole plan of DC laid out in plaza, obvious symbolism • Pennsylvania Avenue: Kennedy thought unworthy, 1965 Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site, 1972 Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation; part of it has been blocked, can’t drive by white house, didn’t want a major street like that in capital • Ecole des Beaux Arts: neoclassical style, taught you to focus on design, design
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