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Black History Museum chooses six design finalists

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As reported by the Washington Post, six teams have been chosen as finalists to design the Black History Museum which will be on the mall in Washington, DC near the Washington Monument. Of 22 applicants, these were the six finalists:

- Devrouax & Purnell, the Washington firm that did the Washington Nationals Park, and Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, a joint venture.
Previous designs: East Building of the National Gallery and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

- Foster and Partners/URS, a joint venture
Previous designs: Kogod Courtyard of the Smithsonian's Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture

- Freelon Adjaye Bond in association with the SmithGroup
Previous designs: Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture in Baltimore

- Diller Scofidio and Renfro in association with KlingStubbins
Previous designs: Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston and the renovation of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York

- Moshe Safdie and Associates, in association with Sultan Campbell Britt & Associates
Previous designs: Institute of Peace headquarters, now being built in Washington

- Moody Nolan, in association with Antoine Predock Architect
Previous designs: Moody Nolan and Predock designed the Ohio State University Recreation and Physical Activity Center

Photo: ABC News

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