preservation board swats at smithonian over development plans

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the little guys won a battle, but the war is far from over.the committee of 100 scored a largely symbolic victory thursday morning when a washington agency voted to include the smithsonian quadrangle as a historic district in the d.c. inventory of historic sites. the designation does not grant legal protections to the district’s four buildings and the enid a. haupt garden, but the d.c. historic preservation board’s approval raises public awareness of an area that is threatened by future development, according to preservation supporters. “there’s a moral issue,” committee of 100 trustee pat tiller said. “we’re trying to shame the smithsonian into doing the right thing by bringing public attention to it.” [smithsonian unveils $2 billion plan for area around iconic castle]civic organizations, garden enthusiasts and historic preservation groups have spent more than two years fighting the smithsonian’s plan to redevelop the area around its historic administration building, known as the castle. designed by bjarke ingels and unveiled in 2014, the master plan focuses on one of the most historically significant areas in the city, the strip along the southern edge of the ma......

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