Smithsonian Chooses Designer for Black History Museum

WASHINGTON -- The architectural group responsible for designing San Francisco's Museum of the African Diaspora has been selected to create the future black history museum on the National Mall.

The group Freelon Adjaye Bond in association with SmithGroup proposed a layered, glowing structure with a bronze crown atop the museum. A Smithsonian Institution jury announced its selection Tuesday.

David Adjaye will be the lead designer. He designed the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver.

The National Museum of African American History and Culture could be the final museum added to the expanse between the U.S. Capitol and Washington Monument.

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