District’s Largest Infrastructure Project Employing District Residents

By Leslie Green The construction of the new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge, also known as the South Capitol Street Bridge, is the largest infrastructure project in the history of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT). In addition to increasing vehicular and pedestrian safety and improving transportation options and convenience, the significance of this new bridge […]

Stickwork Artist Weaves Something Special for U.S. Botanic Garden’s 200th Anniversary

By Sheila Wickouski  In celebration of its 200th anniversary, the U.S. Botanic Garden is collaborating with renowned stickwork artist Patrick Dougherty to create a custom sculpture to stand throughout the 2020 celebratory year. Combining carpentry skills with love of nature, Dougherty is known for creating installations woven from plant materials, which celebrate nature through both […]