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Architects from around the world submitted their portfolios, and by mid-December, a jury of experts invited ten design teams to re-imagine three "dead-zones" on the National Mall. (Courtesy of Michael Maltzan Architecture + Tom Leader Studio for Sylvan Theater)

Winners Announced for National Mall Design Competition

The area between the Lincoln Memorial and the U.S. Capitol has seen better days, but architects are vying to improve the nation’s front lawn

Gustafson Guthrie Nichol + Davis Brody Bond

Union Square
(Courtesy of Gustafson Guthrie Nichol + Davis Brody Bond)
This plan, by design team Gustrafson Guthrie Nichol + Davis Brody Bond, calls for a narrower pool than the existing one. The pool is crisscrossed by paved walking paths and flanked by terraces, sprinkled with trees and benches.

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