In this inaugural episode of the Trip Hacks DC podcast, Rob is joined by Carolyn Muraskin from DC Design Tours to discuss the life cycle of monuments and memorials on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Learn about who decides when to build a new memorial, how it gets designed and the often controversial process of choosing a location in the capital.
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A wave of war memorials is coming to D.C. Are we all at peace with that? (Washington Post Magazine | July 31, 2018)
Washington’s Battle for a World War I Memorial (Politico Magazine | May 28, 2018)
The Mystery of the Pope’s Stone (Boundary Stones, WETA’s Local History Blog | July 16, 2013)
Here’s What the Washington Monument Was Originally Supposed to Look Like (The Atlantic | May 12, 2014)
Broken Fountains: 40% of Water Features at the Mall’s Memorials Aren’t Working. Here’s Why. (NBC Washington | September 2, 2016)
The Lincoln Memorial could have been a pyramid. See all the forgotten proposals. (Vox | February 12, 2018)
The Lincoln Conspirator (Washington Post Magazine | February 3, 2008)
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