CFA 19/DEC/02-2


McKinley Technical Senior High School
2nd and T streets, NE
United States

D.C. Public Schools
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
McKinley Technical Senior High School
Phase III, Egress stair and elevated walkway addition
Review Type
Revised concept-new scheme
Previous Review


Dear Mr. Block:

During its 19 December meeting, the Commission reviewed the revised concept for the addition of an egress stair and elevated walkway at the McKinley Technical Senior High School. The members were pleased With the revised scheme for the brick-faced egress stair and made the recommendation that the design for the elevated walkway be developed along the lines of Option 2 with the brick arch bridge, as shown during the presentation. While the low brick arch was preferable to the twin piers to support the bridge, the members suggested deleting the stone base for the arch supports. In addition, it was agreed that the enclosure on the bridge for the walkway should be as visually unencumbering and transparent as possible. Perhaps a structure such as a greenhouse could be the model for the walkway's enclosure.

When the revised drawings are ready, please submit them to the staff for our delegated approval.  As always, the staff is available should you, or the design team, require guidance.


Harry G. Robinson III, FAIA

Stanley N. Block, P.E.
Chief, Design Management Branch
Department of the Army
Baltimore District, US Army Corps of Engineers
P.O. Box 1715
Baltimore, MD 21203-1715

cc: Sarah Woodhead, DCPS
Antoine Plessy, US Army Corps of Engineers
Ernest Ulibarri, McKissack and McKissack