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A group of four competing design teams have submitted their envisioned proposals for the future 11th street bridge park, which will span across the Anacostia River in Washington DC. The mixed-use recreation and infrastructural project is intended to not only link two disparate sides of the river, but also serve as an engaging point in the city. To achieve this, the development will include an environmental education center, performance spaces, public art related to the region, inclusive play areas, urban agriculture, and kayak / canoe launches... Beautiful Facet: ORIGINALITY
The Smithsonian has unveiled a $2 billion plan that would reimagine the area surrounding its iconic Castle by creating new entrances and connecting underground galleries in what has been described as the biggest project considered for the Mall in more than a century.Designed by architect Bjarke Ingels, the proposal calls for renovations to the red-stone Smithsonian administration building, known as the Castle, and the addition of two underground levels of visitor amenities, including a cafe, a store, an auditorium and restrooms... Beautiful Facet: REVELATION