Fifty acres of nothing....just grass.
For me, it was an odd situation. I thought there would be some fountains or gardens spread around it. Maybe a couple of statues. Perhaps something from period of the 1800s. But there was nothing.
Yesterday, I came to read my Sunday copy of the Washington Post and here was an article of interest. There's a group who believes the Washington Monument, with its fifty acres of open space....needs fixing.
They've got a web site, wamocompetition.org.
What they are aiming at...is a national poll of ideas to fill up the fifty acres. No, they don't want any crazy ideas. They actually want this area of 28 football fields to be something of significance. So you can suggest some ideas and don't have to be that fancy in your concept.
I thought about this for a while. I'd personally like some water fountains and something from each of the men who signed the Declaration of Independence. I'd like to throw in some trees where you could sit in the shade and actually admire the Monument.
So if you have any ideas....feel free to toss them over. Maybe in twenty years...something might actually stand there....other than grass.