The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Dear Mr. Kaiser,
During its meeting of 20 May 2004, the Commission reviewed the proposal for the installation of three new security guard booths on the Kennedy Center's grounds along with new vehicular security barriers at the entrance to the Center's service tunnel. The members approved the concept submission but expressed their regrets that such items are needed in this day and age. The one suggestion made was that the small knee wall in front of the guard booth at the service tunnel be removed and that this protective structure be incorporated into the lower potion of the booth itself. If that configuration is not feasible, then the wall could perhaps be replaced with several bollards to allow a greater sense of openness.
Knowing that the plans for the new E Street entrance plaza and highway deck are currently being developed, the members considered this project a temporary installation. The hope is that these items will be accounted for in the future plans being developed by Mr. Vinoly so that they do not have the appearance of being an afterthought.
When the final design and construction drawings are ready, please forward them to the staff for the Commission's delegated approval.
Frederick J. Lindstrom
Mr. Michael Kaiser
President, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Washington, D.C. 20566-0001
cc: Roger Mosier, Director of Capital Projects, Kennedy Center
Peter Shwab, RCG Architects