SELECTED TOPICS IN ARCHITECTURE | The Architecture of Transportation in Washington D.C.
May 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Looking toward a growing National Capital, regional and Federal leaders came together in the second half of the 20th century to make major improvements in the local, national and international transportation systems serving the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Engaging accomplished designers and visionaries like Eero Saarinen for the creation of Dulles Airport, Harry Weese for the design of the Metro System, and César Pelli for a complete makeover of Reagan National Airport, the region was catapulted ahead of other American cities with an efficient and interconnected transportation system that used a wide and compelling modern vocabulary. This presentation will focus on the planning regime and the key design moves that made the network what it is today.