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CFA 20/FEB/14-m

Location: 
15th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW
United States
Owner: 
Smithsonian Institution
Property: 
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Description: 
New museum (Roof configuration)
Review Type: 
Final
Previous Review: 

Recommendation

Project approved by delegation. See letter dated 12 February 2014. Final design conforms with the previous recommendations of the Commission. Refer to DC Historic Preservation Office. ACTION PREVIOUSLY DELEGATED TO STAFF

Letter

12 February 2014

Dear Dr. Bunch:

The staff of the Commission of Fine Arts has reviewed the final construction documents and material selections for the revised roof design for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, now under construction at Constitution Avenue and 14th Street, NW. The final design conforms with the previous recommendations of the Commission and the staff has no objections to the design for the roof of the new museum as submitted.

With the authority delegated by the Commission at its meeting of 18 April 2013, we approve the final plans and the material selections for the roof, as documented in the drawings and materials received and dated 31 January 2014. If there are any additional changes please contact the staff to determine if additional review will be required. As always, the staff is available to assist you with future submissions.

Sincerely,

/s/Thomas E. Luebke, FAIA
Secretary

Dr. Lonnie Bunch, Director
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Smithsonian Institution
P.O. Box 37012, MRC 509
Washington, DC 20013–7012

cc: Ann Trowbridge, Smithsonian Institution
David Adjaye, Adjaye Associates
Phil Freelon, The Freelon Group
Kathryn Gustafson, Gustafson Guthrie Nichol