Reclamation Administration: "Reclaiming McMillan Park - A Historical Landmark in Washington DC"
From "alternate McMillan site design" folks at Collage City Studio. Click on the link to see the full set of images not copied here (and you might wish to do that, since the formatting here is all funky.)
Reclaiming McMillan Park – A Historical Landmark in Washington DC
APRIL 16, 2013
MCMILLAN PARK IS A HIDDEN LANDMARK SMACK IN THE MIDDLE OF WASHINGTON. COLLEGE CITY STUDIO IS MAKING HEADWAY TO SAVE THIS UNIQUE AREA AND RECLAIM IT TO IT’S PAST SPLENDOR. CHECK OUT THEIR PLANS HERE .
hybrid park and civic infrastructure was originally the Slow Sand Filtration
Plant.Fresh water from Great Falls in
Virginia was brought cross-town through the Washington Aqueductto the Mc Millan Reservoir Water was pumped
into the catacombs where it was filtered naturally by the sand, collected
through pipes at the base, stored and later distributed throughout the city.
plant was built by Congress in the early 20th century as a public health
measure to provide pure water and eradicate typhoid and other water borne
diseases. The innovative sand filtration
system was very ecological and energy efficient, but it was also very labor
Park is a unique civic monument of irreplaceable historic significance to the
local community, the city and the nation. It is a masterpiece of sustainable
civic technology and it is a historic landmark with unique features and a
McMillan Park is a unique gem in the city’s emerald necklace of parks and
boulevards. Located on axis with
Capitol, the same distance as the Lincoln Memorial, it belongs to the city’s
read more about this project via McMillian Park Landmark.