2022 Coalition Newsletter and Yearly Appeal

Dear Friends of the National Mall,

We’ve had a full and busy 2022 and sadly lost one of our stalwarts with the death of visionary architect and Coalition vice-chair Arthur Cotton Moore. There’s lots more to do in 2023.

Read below a recap of topics and decisions in 2022: the National Capital Planning Commission’s inconclusive findings on stormwater flooding solutions; Arthur Cotton Moore’s proposal for Smithsonian museum sites on the Mall; Coalition support of the Smithsonian’s choice of two new museums sites on the Mall; our tribute to architect and board member Arthur Cotton Moore; celebrating the Lincoln Memorial’s 100th anniversary; and our presentation to NCPC on the Smithsonian’s South Mall Campus Plan and the need for comprehensive planning for the entire Mall.

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National Mall Coalition
P.O. Box 4709
Rockville, MD 20849.

Top stories:

NMU and NCPC meeting lead photo

National Mall Flood Solutions Will Have to Wait

If  the National Park Service does not like parking, and the Silver Jackets can’t find any viable solution to flooding other than the Coalition’s unacceptable idea, then the Mall and Federal Triangle will simply have to flood again. — READ MORE


Arthur Cotton Moore's plan for the National Museum of the American Latino and the Smithsonian Women’s History Museum.

Where to put two new Smithsonian museums on the Mall? The Coalition has a solution

The Smithsonian is trying to identify locations for two new museums in Washington, DC – the National Museum of the American Latino and the Smithsonian Women’s History Museum. Where will they go? — READ MORE


Controversial Sites for Smithsonian’s Two Museums? You Decide

The Smithsonian announced in October its choice of two sites on the Mall for its new museums, the National Museum of Women’s History and the National Museum of the American Latino. — READ MORE


The legacy of Arthur Cotton Moore

A Washington Visionary: The Legacy of Arthur Cotton Moore

The Coalition mourns the death of Arthur Cotton Moore FAIA, long-time vice chair of the Coalition and design visionary for the Coalition’s architectural and urban design proposals to improve the National Mall and ensure its continued vitality as the Stage for American Democracy. — READ MORE


Lincoln Memorial under construction (Library of Congress)

Celebrating the Lincoln Memorial’s 100th: From Landfill to Monument

The Lincoln Memorial, one of the most beloved and visited monuments on the National Mall, turned 100 on May 30th. — READ MORE


National Capital Planning Commission (USA) Meeting, March 3, 2022

Will the Smithsonian South Mall Plan Encourage More Building on the Mall?

On March 3rd, on behalf of the National Mall Coalition, I presented testimony to the National Capital Planning Commission speaking to the major challenges we face on the Mall, from flooding to renewable energy to siting new monuments and museums. — READ MORE

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