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June 2010

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 July 1, 2010 at 12:30 p.m. 

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 Washington DC Film Premiere Make No Small Plans:
Daniel Burnham & the American City
June 9 at 8:30 p.m.
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Daniel Burnham
Today - Tuesday, June 8 at Noon
Live Chat - The Legacy of Daniel Burnham
Partake in a Live Chat with documentary filmmaker Judith Paine McBrien of The Archimedia Workshop and NCPC's historic preservation officer Nancy Witherell as they discuss Daniel Burnham's legacy. The online conversation begins today at noon on DCMud.
Tomorrow - Wednesday, June 9 at 8:30 p.m.
Make No Little Plans: Daniel Burnham & the American City 
Join NCPC, The Archimedia Workshop, and honored guests for the DC premiere of a film that documents the life of architect and city planner Daniel Burnham. From Chicago to the National Mall, Burnham changed the way American cities are conceived and built. The outdoor screening will take place rain or shine on the National Mall at 4th Street, NW (same location as Screen on the Green) begining at 8:30 p.m. Event Details
Density and the Form of the City  
June 1 marked the centennial of Washington's Height Act - legislation credited with shaping the unique skyline and vistas that define our capital city. NCPC and the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts recognized the occasion by hosting former Vancouver planning director and urban planning expert Larry Beasley at NCPC's recent Speaker Series event. More than 200 people attended the program. If you missed it, we posted the event podcast and transcript.  Additionally, Mr. Beasley participated in a live chat with Greater Greater Washington, and shared further perspectives in a short video.
Frank Gehry Presents Eisenhower Memorial Alternatives 
Frank GehryAt the June meeting, NCPC Commission members were treated to an informational presentation by renowned architect Frank Gehry on his firm's three design concepts for the Eisenhower Memorial. The memorial will be located on a four-acre site in Washington, DC south of Independence Avenue, SW and across from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Mr. Gehry walked the commissioners and a packed gallery through three renditions of a design that will honor President Eisenhower's achievements.