The Mall at 14th Street and Independence Avenue

Assets

  • Impressive view of the Washington Monument from length of site
  • Sightline to future African American History Museum, Holocaust Museum and U.S. History Museum (seasonal)
  • Proximity to Museum of American History and National Museum of African Art
  • USDA, referred to by President Lincoln as the “People’s Department,” is a reminder of the struggle to become “We the People”
  • Would open sightlines of historic Whitten Building to Mall and 14th Street – creating a gateway from Rochambeau Bridge to downtown Washington

Challenges

  • Paved parking lot is part of plans for future “People’s Garden”

Monumental Core of Washington, DC