Freedom Plaza, Pennsylvania Avenue

Freedom Plaza, Pennsylvania Avenue

Western Plaza, later renamed Freedom Plaza, was designed by Venturi, Rauch & Scott Brown and created a monumental public space on Pennsylvania Avenue as part of the street’s transformation in the 1970s and 1980s. Completed in 1980, the design presents the L’Enfant Plan of the city inscribed into the pavement of the plaza as a ceremonial space on the most symbolic avenue of Washington:  the physical link between the Capitol and the White House.

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Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530
United States


38.895901, -77.03066