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Updated February 20, 2009

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United States Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources

Subcommittee on National Parks

May 16, 2006 Hearing

 

Testimony by Patricia Gallagher, Executive Director, National Capital Planning  Commission

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

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Testimony by Ray Saikus, Vietnam Veteran 1968-69

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Click here for Hearing Schedule

Click here for Ray Saikus Senate Testimony

Click here for Ray Saikus Senate Verbal Testimony

Click here for Ray Saikus Response to Chairman's Questions

 

Mall sprawl poses issue

By Deborah K. Dietsch

The Washington Times
Saturday, May 27, 2006

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National Park Service

Environmental Assessment - May 2006

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Visitor Center

Click here for NPS EA Cover and Sections 1 & 2

Click here for NPS EA Section 3

Click here for NPS EA Section 4

Click here for NPS EA Sections 5 & 6 & Appendix

Click here for Ray Saikus comments on EA

Click here for Flood Map of VVMVC site

Click here for Flood Map Legend of VVMVC site

 

National Capital Planning Commission

August 3, 2006 Hearing

 

NCPC Staff Report on Vietnam Veterans Memorial Visitor Center

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Testimony by Ray Saikus, Vietnam Veteran 1968-69

Thursday, August 3, 2006

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Testimony by Elizabeth Merritt, National Trust for Historic Preservation

Thursday, August 3, 2006

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Testimony by Judy Scott Feldman and Kent Cooper, National Coalition to Save Our Mall

Thursday, August 3, 2006

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Vietnam Wall Visitor Center Approved

By Petula Dvorak

The Washington Post
Friday, August 4, 2006

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Underground and Yet So Over the Top
By Roger K. Lewis

The Washington Post
Saturday, September 2, 2006

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National Capital Planning Commission

September 7, 2006 Hearing

 

Slide Presentation by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Flooding in Washington, D.C.

Thursday, September 7, 2006

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Transcript of Proceedings, refer to page 34 - Commissioner Herbert F. Ames on VVMVC and flooding 

Thursday, September 7, 2006

Click here for  Transcript and Commissioner Herbert F. Ames Testimony

 

The continued mauling of the National Mall
By Christopher Knight

The Los Angeles Times
Saturday, September 9, 2006

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Big Digs.

The problem with underground architecture.

By Witold Rybczynski

Slate - Daily magazine on the Web

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

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National Capital Planning Commission

February 1, 2007 Hearing

 

Draft Report on Flood and Stormwater in Washington, DC

National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) undertook this study in response to the extensive flooding of the monumental core in June 2006, which led to the closure of several federal agencies and caused significant damage, particularly to the National Archives and the Internal Revenue Service. The draft report examines the various causes of flooding in the District, particularly in the low-lying National Mall, Federal Triangle, and downtown areas; offers historical data on the city’s flooding history and response; and suggests ways NCPC policy may help reduce future risks of flooding.

Click here for NCPC Flood and Stormwater Report

Please see page 11 of this Flood and Stormwater report and look at area marked “VI”. This is the designated site by Congressional edict of the proposed underground Vietnam Veterans Memorial Visitor Center (VVMVC) with potential flooding damage and grave visitor safety issues. Download NCPC February 1, 2007 Open Session Transcript below for more details. Read page 37 of this transcript and specifically the exchange between NCPC Commissioner Herbert F. Ames and staff member Ms. Desiderio, the Flood Area VI is “on top of the location for the VVMVC”. Click here for  Transcript and Commissioner Herbert F. Ames Testimony 

 

Taking the Wrong View

Three Projects on or Near the Mall Could Reshape More Than the Vistas

By Philip Kennicott
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, June 24, 2007; N01
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