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Filmmaker and animator Dan Bailey (of UMBC's Imaging Research Center) in Benjamin Banneker Park, former site of Notley Young's plantation.
Rebecca Sheir
Filmmaker and animator Dan Bailey (of UMBC's Imaging Research Center) in Benjamin Banneker Park, former site of Notley Young's plantation.

What did the nation's capital look like in its early years? That's the question researchers at the University of Maryland Baltimore County are trying to answer. They're digitally re-creating the scene Pierre Charles L'Enfant may have seen when he received orders to lay out the new Federal City. Rebecca Sheir heads to Benjamin Banneker Park and Memorial to talk with Dan Bailey of the "Visualizing D.C." project.

[Music: "Very Early" by Kronos Quartet from Music of Bill Evans]

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