L’Enfant Plaza and the Southwest EcoDistrict
Believe it or not, L’Enfant Plaza is going to be one of the Next Big Things. But can it overcome its urban renewal-pedestrian-unfriendly design? What can we admire about this bewildering mass of ramps, pocket parks, open spaces, and mid-century architecture? The National Capital Planning Commission sees a golden opportunity. It has proposed refashioning and rebranding the entire precinct as the Southwest EcoDistrict. Champions of President Dwight D. Eisenhower have laid claim to six acres to erect a memorial to this American war hero and statesman. Walk through a little understood yet fascinating section of the city, a place where the federal government, Mid Century modern architecture, a public transportation hub and an historic building or two quietly stand steps away from Washington’s National Mall.
Led by Carolyn
2018 dates to be announced.
$20 per person (kids 3 and younger free). $5 discount with U.S. military or federal government ID. Pay the walk fee in cash or with a credit card when you arrive.