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The creation of the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

In the 19th century, what we know as the National Mall was a very different landscape, messy and chaotic in some places, but with its own charms, too.

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The Mall: If you unbuild it, they will come
Article | Let's have done with genuflecting to the McMillan Plan for the National Mall, which laid out not a plain or simple landscape, but an immensely theatrical and imperial one.

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