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LISTEN: Why Rename Jefferson Davis Highway? For Alexandria Lawmaker, It Was For His Ancestors

Councilman Willie Bailey speaks to Morning Edition host Matt McCleskey about plans to remove monuments to Alexandria's Confederate past.

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Mission Of African-American Museum Writ Large In Its Very Design

The "dark presence" of the bronze and brooding National Museum of African American History and Culture illuminates black history, and by extension, the history of America itself.

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How An Architect Used Striking Design To Capture New Smithsonian's Meaning

As the Smithsonian prepares to open its National Museum of African American History and Culture in a couple weeks, NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with the museum's architect, David Adjaye.
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How Should Alexandria Remember Its Confederate Past?

The city council will consider what to do about the memorials and street names that honor the Confederacy.

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How New York City Rebuilt Anew After Its Darkest Day

When disaster struck in 2001, New York City hadn't had a comprehensive city planning vision in decades. An exceptional flurry of urban strategizing — beyond Ground Zero — ensued.
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Put A Bridge On It: Building New Connections In D.C.

A 2.2 million-square-foot, mixed-use project is being built over six lanes of I-395 in D.C.

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Washington National Cathedral Five Years After the Earthquake

Five years ago, an earthquake shook our region--and caused $34 million in damage to the Washington National Cathedral. We get an update on the repairs.

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Episode 12: 'Death Star' With Earth Tones

Next time you're in an underground Metro station, look up and around. Are you in a calming streetscape setting? Or does it feel more like an interstellar battle station? Historian Zachary Schrag discusses the architects’ original intent.

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'The Battle For Home' Traces Syria's History Through Architecture

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Homs-based architect Marwa al-Sabouni, about her new book The Battle for Home, which traces Syria's past, present and possible future through the lens of architecture.
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Newly Approved Pedestrian Bridge Would Simplify Access To Kennedy Center

The Kennedy Center has been called a “marble island” because of its isolation from downtown D.C., but a planned pedestrian bridge aims to make the arts venue more accessible to foot traffic.

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