November 27 - McMillan Plan DC pulled out railroad tracks...

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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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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course ITDS 1114 taught by Professor Mdcasto during the Fall '07 term at Virginia Tech.

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