“Washington, America’s Capital, is a world capital – A city of remarkable strengths. Its proud face reflects many if our nation’s greatest memories, achievements and aspirations. On the eve of a new millennia, it is appropriate for us to renew our commitment to making our
the finest place to learn to work and to live.” Capitol City
Extending the Legacy is a framework for change. We use the term, framework literally, to mean outline or armature. Legacy is not a comprehensive master plan, as that term is used by planners and lawyers. It does not impose land use and development controls. Rather it is a basic guide for long term growth.
The vision presented here protects the capital for those who follow us, yet also embraces the future with confidence and optimism. As a preeminent world city and the seat of a great democracy,
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Extending the Legacy is a dramatic departure from past federal plans tha directed facilities and investments to the Mall and adjacent ceremonial corridors. Legacy recenters monumental
Reginald W. Griffith, AICP, AIA, Executive Director NCPC (1979-2001)
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EXTENDING THE LEGACY represents the third act in a continuous planning drama that began over 200 years ago, when President George Washington commissioned Pierre L’Enfant to lay out the new Capital. Like the L’Enfant and McMillan plans it looks ahead 50 to 100 years. And like them, it offers a framework for future development.
Extending the Legacy: Planning America's Capital for the 21st Century, at page 5