Jury Names Winners to Redo Parts of National Mall

Design competition to overhaul three neglected sites

By BRETT ZONGKER
|  Thursday, May 3, 2012  |  Updated 6:33 PM EDT
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America's Front Yard Winners to Be Announced

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America's Front Yard Winners to Be Announced

The Trust of the National Mall will announce the winners of its contest to design renovations to part of America's Front Yard. News4's Tracee Wilkins joins us from the Mall with some of the big changes we can expect to see in a few years.
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The nonprofit Trust for the National Mall named the winners of a design competition to overhaul three neglected sites on the expanse often called America's “front yard.”

The group announced Thursday that a jury selected OLIN & Weiss/Manfredi to redesign the Washington Monument grounds. They designed a wooded canopy to define a new amphitheater near the Washington Monument. A new pavilion with a cafe would include a walkway to the nearby Tidal Basin.

Rogers Marvel Architects and Peter Walker and Partners will transform Constitution Gardens near the Lincoln Memorial. They're designing an overhauled water basin for model boats and ice skating. A new restaurant pavilion overlooks the park.

A third team's design to overhaul Union Square and the Capitol Reflecting Pool will be sent to the Capitol's architect.

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