Pershing Park Update

Pershing Park Update

Charles Birnbaum (LF '98) continues to observe that the designs for the new World War I Memorial on the site of historic Pershing Park in Washington, DC, fail to preserve the integrity of the park and in fact eliminate some of its most appealing and functional features. In his recent Huffington Post article, he makes the case for the park’s importance to the Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site and coaxes the designer, landscape architect M. Paul Friedberg, to comment on the impact of the new plans. Birnbaum writes, “The future of Pershing Park is an example of how first tier works of landscape architecture too often are still treated like second-class amenities.”

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