Reflecting Pool reconstructed

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Reflecting Pool reconstructed

Description

Restoration of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool began in November 2010. The two-year, $30.7 million renovation project almost completely rebuilt the structure. The 1923 original pool was built on an unstable foundation that sank and cracked. The overhauled pool is shallower, reinforced with over 2,000 pilings driven to the underlying bedrock, and a gray tint was added to increase the pool’s reflectivity. The water supply system was replaced, and instead of stagnant water, the supply is now circulated from the nearby Tidal Basin. Gravel sidewalks bordering the pool were also replaced with pavement to prevent erosion.

Source

Justin Brown on Flickr.com. View original.

Date

2010-2012

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Event

Event Type

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20120800

Description

Restoration of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool began in November 2010. The two-year, $30.7 million renovation project almost completely rebuilt the structure. The 1923 original pool was built on an unstable foundation that sank and cracked. The overhauled pool is shallower, reinforced with over 2,000 pilings driven to the underlying bedrock, and a gray tint was added to increase the pool’s reflectivity. The water supply system was replaced, and instead of stagnant water, the supply is now circulated from the nearby Tidal Basin. Gravel sidewalks bordering the pool were also replaced with pavement to prevent erosion.

Date

2010-2012

Coverage

2000-present

Source

Justin Brown on Flickr.com. View original.