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Georgetown’s C&O Canal redevelopment renderings, released

The brand new community park will include a floating classroom, new bridges, and much more

All renderings courtesy of James Corner Field Operations

In March 2017, it was revealed that the same urban design and landscaping firm behind New York’s High Line would also redevelop Washington, D.C.’s C&O Canal. James Corner Field Operations will transform a one-mile section of the Georgetown canal into a community park. Recently, new renderings have been released, offering a glimpse as to what the canal may eventually look like.

There will be an aqueduct that will offer a new connection to the nearby boathouse, a new 34th Street Bridge with an elevator and ramps, a garden lounge, and grotto benches. There will also be a boardwalk, sky deck, and a resurfaced square. UrbanTurf further reported that the public should expect a regraded towpath, outdoor tables and seating, a relocated mule staging area, and renovations to the public restrooms.

There will also be a new visitor center and educational exhibits, a fishing pier and nature classrooms, and new bridges to Rock Creek Park. According to UrbanTurf, there may also be a floating classroom.

For more renderings of the project, be sure to check out UrbanTurf.

A First Look at Design Concepts for the Georgetown Canal [UrbanTurf]

Portion of Georgetown’s C&O Canal to become community park [Curbed DC]