The Smithsonian Institution’s $2 billion South Campus revitalization project is anticipated to take one big step forward next month. Linda St. Thomas, chief spokesperson for the Smithsonian, told the Washington Business Journal that she expects the National Capital Planning Commission to approve the Smithsonian’s South Mall Campus plan at its June 7 hearing.
This is the master plan project from Danish firm Bjarke Ingels Group that’s been in the works since 2014. The plan would establish the Smithsonian Castle as the visitor center’s hub for the Mall.
This project is anticipated to be funded by a combination of federal appropriations and private monies, and WBJ reports that construction might take another decade to begin.
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