Photo by Hilary Levitin
The Reflecting Pool could be closed for up to two years due to a face lift scheduled to start after this summer’s tourism season, according to the Washington Examiner.
Paths surrounding the pool were eroded over time due to an exorbitant amount of tourists and residents alike passing by on a daily basis. Plus, let’s face it, the water floating around is a less-to-be-desired cesspool at this point.
Building plans for the renovation project include adding a paved, 13-foot-wide walking path on the pool’s perimeter and changes to the pool’s water system.
Am I misremembering, but wasn’t the Pool essentially closed (or at least drained) for quite a while just a few years ago? Was that for construction of the WWII Memorial or did they just renovate it?