OLIN + Weiss/Manfredi
The design team OLIN + Weiss/Manfredi’s plan for the Washington Monument grounds focuses largely on performance space. Again, there is an amphitheater that faces a stage, this time covered by a trellis, and the monument. The designers emphasize that the venue can host a gamut of performances, from impromptu skits to concerts attended by thousands. The proposal also features an elevated walkway connecting the grounds to the Tidal Basin.