National Building Museum

******11/25 UPDATE****** Rescheduling this from Friday to Sunday in the hopes that more people can attend! ~Lynn

 

I just read a review of a new exhibit at the National Building Museum, "Unbuilt Washington" that makes me want to check it out: http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/critics-review-of-unbuilt-washington-at-the-national-building-museum/2011/11/15/gIQAOUvqYN_story.html?hpid=z12 It's about various proposals that didn't wind up happening for whatever reason and help explain why our city looks the way it does. A few of the other ongoing exhibits are totally interesting too, plus the museum itself is an amazing building and space:

  • Investigating Where We Live: Capturing Colorful Communities
      
    Investigating Where We Live is a summer program in which teen students from the D.C. area use multimedia technology to explore, document, and interpret the built environment of local neighborhoods.
  • LEGO® Architecture: Towering Ambition
     
    This exhibition showcases fifteen buildings from around the world made entirely from LEGO® bricks by Adam Reed Tucker.
  • Washington: Symbol and City
     
    Washington: Symbol and City explores how the capital expresses the tension between the demands of a working seat of government and the desire for a national symbol.

Plan will be to meet up around 2pm the day after Thanksgiving and have a look around. Afterwards, I imagine we'll have some drinks or bite to eat at one of the many options in Chinatown. Admission for the museum is $8 or $3 if you have a student ID. I've been here before and really do think it's worth it, especially if you're interested in things like urban planning, architecture, and history. Closest Metro station is Judiciary Square (Red Line) but Gallery Place or Metro Center will also work.   

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  • Jody A.

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    November 25, 2011

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