Finance plan for the National Mall Underground, successful AIA event, Mall History Quiz

Dear Friends of the National Mall,

The National Mall is once again coming to life, shaking off the eerie quiet of the past several months of Covid-19 induced quarantine. Monuments and museums were closed and DC residents and tourists cautiously stayed away. Now the Washington Monument has reopened and the Smithsonian is gradually welcoming visitors to some of the Mall museums.

Read more below about our latest news:

  • A newly completed Financing Plan supports the feasibility of the multi-purpose National Mall Underground stormwater reservoir and Mall Welcome Center multi-purpose project.
  • In June the Coalition presented the National Mall Underground project to a record audience during the American Institute of Architect’s Architecture Month. Watch the full Zoom presentation or a 17-minute shortened version.
  • We continue to monitor and participate in the public hearings on projects proposed for the National Mall.
  • Mourners pay tribute to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
  • Thousands have taken our Washington Monument quiz. Take the quiz yourself!

The National Mall Coalition is celebrating our 20th anniversary this year. Hard to believe! We’ll be asking you to join in the conversation about the future of the Mall in coming weeks.

Top stories:

NMU Finance Plan

Finance Plan Supports Feasibility of National Mall Underground

A financial planning study, commissioned by the National Mall Coalition and carried out by Ram Island Strategies, Partners for Economic Solutions, and Bostonia Partners, has found that the proposed National Mall Underground is financially feasible. — READ MORE


Webinar on National Mall Resiliency Draws Record Audience for AIA

Webinar on National Mall Flood Resiliency Draws Record Audience for AIA

The National Mall Coalition’s June 3rd presentation “Resiliency for the National Mall” turned out to be “Architecture Month’s biggest event,” according to the sponsor American Institute of Architects, drawing 225 registrants and 135 actual attendees. — READ MORE


Mourners left flowers in tribute of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg near the Supreme Court in Washington DC (Photograph by Ellen Goldstein)

A Humble and Unscripted Tribute to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Board member Ellen Goldstein covers the gathering at the Supreme Court to honor and grieve for one of the most respected and beloved jurists of modern America. — READ MORE


Washington Monument quiz

Take the Ultimate Washington Monument Quiz

Take this 14-question, multiple-choice challenge to learn about the history of one of the United States’ most recognizable monuments on the National Mall. — READ MORE


Concerns About Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for Potomac Park Levee

I am writing on behalf of the National Mall Coalition, a nonprofit citizens group based in Washington, DC, whose mission is to help ensure the vitality, beauty, and continued active role of the National Mall in the capital and in American life, to comment on the Draft Supplemental EA and FONSI for the Potomac Park Levee project. — READ MORE

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