Right now the space to the right of the Washington monument at 1400 Constitution Avenue NW is a giant pit, but a massive tower crane will be delivered and installed there this week and through the weekend. The project: the National Museum of African American Cultural History which broke ground last winter. It's a shame that we couldn't yet include this building in the Architectural Walking Tour around the National Mall because the shimmery copper exterior and unique basket-like shape are unlike any other building in the vicinity. However, the museum hopes to open in 2015.
· Step Up for National Museum of African American History and Culture [WBJ]
· A Closer Look At The National Museum of African American History and Culture[CDC]