27 January 2016

A new life for Pershing Park

The NY  Times reports that the National Park Service is reviewing a proposal to turn Washington DC's downtrodden Pershing Park into a new National World War I Memorial. The current park was a notable late modernist example of the work of M. Paul Freidberg built in the early 1980s with plantings by Oehme van Sweden. The Culutral Landscape Foundation has created a record of the park as it was intended and they note that the park is now eligible to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Watch this story. This could end in a fairly high profile conflict between preservationists and WWI advocates.

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