Crowning Glory

by Robert L. Reid, Senior Editor, Features Manager; ASCE, ASCE World Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2017, Vol. 87, Issue 4, Pg. 52-61


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture was constructed on the last available site for a new museum on the National Mall, in Washington, D.C. Designed by a team of four architecture firms and two structural engineering firms, the museum was founded both physically and philosophically on four key pillars.

Subject Headings: Public buildings | History | Construction sites | Shopping centers | Building design

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