25 July 2008
Newsweek on the National Mall
Newsweek's Katie Paul writes this week that the National Mall in DC has become so degraded that is requires a complete facelift. A Trust for the National Mall has been formed to help deal with problems like how "the footprints of 25 million yearly visitors have worn bare patches in the turf where grass no longer grows". But, as the article makes clear, that is a major problem and may in fact require a national response.