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Statue of Liberty

Urban Parks For All: NYC's Governor's Island

Monday, July 27, 2015 - 9:49pm

On a warm Friday morning, we climbed aboard a NYC ferry along with several city dwellers excited for a summer escape. We were on our way to Governor’s Island located only 800 yards from Manhattan, but a million miles away from the crowded bustle of New York City.

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Urban Kayaking on the Anacostia River

D.C. Urban Kayaking: Bladensburg or Bust!

Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 9:35pm

Last week I took my kayak on a nautical adventure. Early in the morning I slipped my kayak into the Anacostia River near D.C.’s Pennsylvania Avenue bridge with a destination in mind – Bladensburg or bust!

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June 27 Community Meetings

Building an Inclusive Civic Space

Monday, June 29, 2015 - 5:34pm

by Amira Samiy, 2015 Summer Intern

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OMA+OLIN Bridge Park Design

The Human Dimension

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 2:41pm

One of the most unique aspects of the 11th Bridge Park is that it has been driven by the community since the project began.

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Amira Samiy, 2015 Summer Intern

Excited to Come on Board!

Monday, June 15, 2015 - 10:34am

2015 Bridge Park Summer Intern Amira Samiy Joins the Team!

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Joe Louis sculpture

Learning from Detroit

Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 6:57pm

From the 1890’s through the mid-20th century, Detroit was a city on the cutting edge of innovation and experimentation. From Henry Ford’s assembly line to the birthplace of Motown Sound, Detroit continues to thrive as it works to reinvent its urban realm.

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11th Street Bridge Park Rendering Courtesy of OMA+OLIN

Why We Love the Water

Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 6:31pm

Wallace J. Nichols' new book "Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do" provides inspiration for the 11th Street Bridge Park.

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Touring the High Line with Mayor Bowser

Learning from the High Line

Monday, January 19, 2015 - 12:32pm

If you google “11th Street Bridge Park” and “High Line” you’ll get 3.5 million hits. Really. The media has often compared our work transforming an old D.C. freeway into a new civic space to the elevated New York City park.

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Cesar Chavez Charter School for Public Policy

We Are Inspired by Teen Artists

Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 6:33pm

Capitol Hill's Cesar Chavez High School for Public Charter School for Public Policy designs prototype public art for the 11th Street Bridge Park.


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Studying Sound

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 12:23pm

Working with the acoustic firm Cerami, we studied the bridge park noise conditions to provide a basis for the optimal design of the Park balancing more active areas with passive and quiet locations.


"The 11th Street Bridge Park will enrich lives by providing a safe and exceptional space to learn, play and reflect."

Scott Kratz, 11th Street Bridge Park Director