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Smithsonian Announces Plans for South Mall

November 13, 2014

The Smithsonian today unveiled a proposed Master Plan for the South Mall campus—the museums and gardens along Independence Avenue S.W., from Seventh to 12th streets. Designed by BIG, the Bjarke Ingels Group, the comprehensive plan includes the revitalization of the Castle, with expanded visitor services; new Mall-facing entrances to the National Museum of African Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery; and improved visibility and access from the Freer Gallery of Art to the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. 

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South Mall Campus Master Plan: Aerial view at night

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Artist's rendering of the SouthMall Campus at night (Image courtesy of the Smithsonian)

South Mall Master Plan: Arts and Industries Entrance

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Artist's rendering of the Arts and Industries Building entrance (Image courtesy of the Smithsonian

South Mall Master Plan: Overview

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Diagram of the exisiting Smithsonian South Mall campus (Image courtesy of the Smithsonian)

South Mall Master Plan: View from Independence Avenue

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Artist's rendering of the Castle and the Haupt Garden as seen from Indpendence Avenue at dusk (Image courteys of the Smithsonian)

South Mall Zone Master Plan: Aerial view

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Aerial view of the South Mall Zone that includes the Castle, the Freer and Sackler Galleries, the National Museum of African Art, the Arts and industries Building and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Image courtesy of the Smithsonian)

South Mall Zone Master Plan: African Art lower level

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Artist's rendering of the lower level of the National Museum of African Art (Image courtesy of the Smithsonian)

South Mall Zone Master Plan: Hirshhorn

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Artist's rendering of the Hirshhorn Museum as seen from Seventh Street (Image courteys  of the Smithsonian)

South Mall Zone Master Plan: Ripley Education Center

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Artist's rendering of the Ripley Education Center (Image courtesy of the Smithsonian)

South Mall Zone Master Plan: Sackler Gallery

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Artist's rendering of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery entrance (Image courtesy of the Smithsonian)

South Mall Zone Master Plan: Visitor Center

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Artist's rendering of the Vistor Center and Ripley Education Center (Image courtesy of the Smithsonian)


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