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National Building Museum

A Book of 9/11 Memorial Designs

J. Michael Welton | Posted 09.01.2016 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Back in 2003, Lester Levine and his wife entered the design competition for a memorial on the site of the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks. They didn'...

Your Guide To The Best Outdoor Installations Of The Summer 2016

MutualArt | Posted 07.22.2016 | Arts

Ugo Rondinone, Seven Magic Mountains, 2016, Las Vegas, Nevada. Courtesy of Art Production Fund and Nevada Museum of Art. Photo: Gianfranco Gorgoni. Li...

The New American Garden: The Uncertain Future of a Great Legacy

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 10.19.2016 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

Landscape architecture is an innately ephemeral art form and a new exhibition at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. provides opportunities to examine a body of work, explore its significance and ponder its future.

Can Parks and Memorials Happily Co-Exist?

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 06.16.2016 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

The National Mall in Washington, DC is saturated with monuments and museums and, while there is little support for adding more to the Mall, there is support for continuing the tradition of building monuments in the city.

A BIG Maze Inspired By Ancient Labyrinths Takes Over A Museum

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.22.2014 | Arts

This is "The BIG Maze." As the name suggests, it's quite large. The behemoth construction of twists, turns and dead ends is spending the summe...

A Moment With Maya

Roger Wolfson | Posted 07.28.2014 | Arts
Roger Wolfson

I saw Maya's incredible spirit in that moment, and by sharing with us such wisdom and peace in such a tense moment, she gave all of us the chance to rise to her level.

Indoor Mini Golf, Backyard BBQ In Nation's Capital

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 05.31.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Summer is mini golf season but when it's sweltering outside, who wants to sweat it out on the (miniature) links? The National Building M...

LOOK: Puppies, Models And Members Of Congress

Posted 04.16.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Last Saturday night, the Washington Humane Society's 7th annual Fashion for Paws event raised nearly $700,000 combining three of D.C.'s ...

Play, Work, Build With Your Children at the National Building Museum

Jamie Davis Smith | Posted 11.28.2012 | DC
Jamie Davis Smith

A museum dedicated to architecture, engineering and design may not seem like an obvious place to take young children, but the National Building Museum currently has two large rooms dedicated to play for children two and up.

Meet Svetlana Legetic, The Brains Behind BYT

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.11.2012 | DC

For this installment of The Huffington Post's "My D.C." Q&A series, we chatted with Brightest Young Things creator and "head coach" Svetlana Legetic. ...

Emerge, FreeFest, Artisphere Anniversary: HuffPost DC Top 5 For October 5, 6, 7

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 10.05.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5 1. (e)merge Art Fair At Capitol Skyline Hotel Go early. Go often. The space is massive, the art is quality and some pe...

LOOK: DC Gets A Glimpse Of Motor City In 2 New Photo Exhibits

Posted 10.01.2012 | Detroit

DC residents are getting a glimpse of the D with two photography exhibits that opened Sunday at the National Building Museum. Views of Detroit and ...

Mini-Golf At National Building Museum: Huffington Post DC Top 5 For Labor Day

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 09.03.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 1. Mini-Golf At National Building Museum Take advantage of your day off by hitting the mini-links inside the museum....

Rodriguez At Sixth And I: HuffPost DC Top 5 For August 30

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 08.30.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR THURSDAY, AUGUST 30 1. Rodriguez At Sixth and I Rodriguez may be the biggest and best famous folk singer that took 40 years to break thr...

Wilco At Wolf Trap: HuffPost DC Top 5 For July 17

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 07.17.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR TUESDAY, JULY 17 1. Wilco At Wolf Trap America's best jam band (they are) and live act (arguably) head to the D.C. region for their annu...

PHOTOS: Mini-Golf Inside The National Building Museum

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 07.07.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- It's too hot to spend any time outside and have fun. Luckily there's inside fun to be had. The National Building Museum is in the mi...

Mini Golf At National Building Museum: HuffPost DC Top 5 For July 5

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 07.05.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR THURSDAY, JULY 5 1. Mini Golf At National Building Museum Beginning today the National Building Museum opens its architect-designed indo...

LOOK: 'House & Home' At The National Building Museum

Posted 04.23.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- George Washington's idea of what makes a home might be different from yours. He probably didn't have a Farrah Fawcett poster hanging on ...

Cherry Blossom Centennial Stamp To Be Introduced

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 03.23.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Postal Service on Friday announced the upcoming introduction of its Cherry Blossom Centennial 45-cent Forever stamps. This ...

Eisenhower Family Still Doesn't Like Gehry's Memorial Design

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 12.16.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Has the Dwight D. Eisenhower national memorial project hit a snag? The Washington Post reported Friday that members of the Eisenhowe...

Exhibition Showcases What D.C. Could Have Been (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 11.18.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- For every monument, museum and bridge ever built in the nation's capital, you can bet there were myriad rejected design proposals, now l...

Obamas Attend Christmas In Washington Celebration, Make A Stop To See Elves (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

The Obamas stopped by to see some little "elves" on their way to Christmas In Washington, an annual holiday music celebration that benefits the Childr...

Clinton Concession Speech Reaction

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hillary Clinton formally suspended her campaign and enthusiastically endorsed Barack Obama in Washington D.C. today. Below is reaction to her speech. ...

Emotional Day for Hillary Backers: My Report From the Speech

Scott Shrake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Shrake

Slowly, famous people appeared on the floor. Terry McAuliffe did several laps, which I thought it was a little bit much. I don't think he deserved his ego moment -- losing elections doesn't earn you anything in my book.

Clinton Concession Speech: Read Transcript

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hillary Clinton delivered the following speech Saturday June 7 at the National Building Museum in Washington D.C.. Thank you so much. Thank you all...