The Tidal Basin [[link removed]] is the crown jewel of Washington, D.C.'s National Mall. It is home to some of
the nation’s most iconic landmarks, including the Jefferson Memorial, the Martin
Luther King, Jr. Memorial, and the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial. And every
year, thousands flock to see the blooming of its historic cherry trees, a gift
from Japan in 1912.
But the Tidal Basin, a National Trust National Treasure, is under threat. Silt
and water from the nearby Potomac Flats make it unstable, and the conditions
they create compromise the site’s historic resources and visitor experiences.
Each day at high tide, water floods the surrounding sidewalks, making them
impassable and endangering the roots of the cherry trees.
In a bid to save the celebrated landscape, the National Trust, together with
Trust for the National Mall and the National Park Service, unveiled proposals
from five prestigious landscape architecture firms— DLANDstudio , GGN , Hood Design Studio , James Corner Field Operations , and Reed Hilderbrand —to reimagine the future of the Tidal Basin and National Mall. Explore their designs.
After reviewing the designs, let us know what you think! Share your thoughts by
taking the Tidal Basin design survey. Your responses will help us demonstrate
the need for critical and urgent action.
TAKE THE SURVEY
Want to learn more? Join an upcoming webinar on Wednesday, January 27 at
5:30 p.m. ET about the nature of public space and preserving the Tidal Basin. Click here to register
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