Thursday, January 18, 2007
'Wall of Shame' for Tollefson Plaza?
Dave Seago's blog yesterday notes that the pedestrian-blocking "Wall of Shame" next to the Washington History Museum may be moving. Save Our Station leaders are looking favorably at a city proposal to move the Century Park project to city-owned Tollefson Plaza, across the street and to the north of the museum.
City Manager Eric Anderson is said to be enthusiastic about the plan, and it is also reported that the city would pay the cost of installing the park and a large metal sculpture of an old locomotive at Tollefson Plaza.
This may be a great idea for resolving the current friction over the stalled project, but does it help or hurt "activation" of the Plaza? How long can we continue to add elements to that public space without a master plan? Who's watching out for the highest and best use of the space?