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WMATA Wins 2014 AIA Twenty-five Year Award

by Prince Of Petworth January 10, 2014 at 11:25 am 10 Comments

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Sandra Sitar

Cool. Thanks to @jim_malone for tweeting us about the 2014 Twenty-five Year Award:

“The Washington, D.C., Metro rail transit system was selected for the 2014 AIA Twenty-five Year Award. Designed by Harry Weese with the matching ideals of “Great Society” liberalism and Mid-Century Modernism, the Washington Metro gives monumental civic space to the humble task of public transit, gravitas fit for the nation’s capital.

Recognizing architectural design of enduring significance, the Twenty-five Year Award is conferred on a building project that has stood the test of time by embodying architectural excellence for 25 to 35 years. Projects must demonstrate excellence in function, in the distinguished execution of its original program, and in the creative aspects of its statement by today’s standards. The award will be presented this June at the AIA National Convention in Chicago, the home of Metro’s architect, Harry Weese, who died in 1998.”

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