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    Shaping The City: Design Review And Civic Art

    In some parts of our region, a panel of esteemed architects reviews design plans for new buildings before they go up. But in most areas, anything goes -- aesthetically speaking. Kojo looks at how design review has shaped the Mall and the federal landscape in Washington, and asks whether similar pre-screening could turn mediocre architecture into award-winning construction elsewhere in D.C. and the region.

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