One More on the Mall

The Board of Regents of the Smithsonian have announced the new site for the National Museum of African American History and Culture. It will be located at the corner of 14th and Constitution, on a five acre plot located about 1000 feet from the Washington Monument. Though the Mall is already crowded, and I’m sure this will have a detrimental effect on traffic on that major corridor, it’s nice to see the Smithsonian expanding their museum options for our tourist friends.

2 Comments so far

  1. Don (unregistered) on January 30th, 2006 @ 5:40 pm

    In my dream world both Constitution and Independence are closed off and made pedestrian only. Any traffic through is underground, if at all. As it is I’m amazed we go even a day without a tourist hit by a car…

  2. David Gaines (unregistered) on January 31st, 2006 @ 2:19 pm

    Perhaps the two main streets can be restriccted to just buses, trolleys, horse & carriage and maybe even taxis during peak tourist months during peak hours. Like Memorial Day through Labor Day between 10am to 7pm.

    ? – Just an idea.

    Regardless, I am ecstatic with the chosen location for the new National Museum of African American History and Culture! The Mall may be getting a bit crowded, but this was a necessity considering the huge impact race has had on our country, especially the relationship between blacks and whites. Maybe the museum can help bridge the understanding between the two cultures the way the Holocaust Museum helped me understand their history. Only through education of others do we begin to accept them.

    David Gaines

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