African American Museum Time-Lapse Construction Video
On September 24th, the nation celebrated the opening of the National Museum of African American History & Culture. Designed by David Adjaye and Philip Freelon, the project broke ground in February 2012 on the northeast corner of the Washington Monument grounds.
To learn more about the museum, visit the Smithsonian website. To learn about the building and its unique architectural features, click here. The project included lowering a restored 77-ton Pullman car and a 21-foot penitentiary guard tower into the basement and finishing the project around them; learn more about the artifacts here.