James Corner has been selected by Georgetown Heritage to improve the accessibility and to preserve the historical elements, like the 1830s stone walls, of the historic C&O canal in Washington D.C.

“This is an extraordinary opportunity for Washington, DC, and the Georgetown community to create a transformative public space that blends historic architecture with rich landscapes to create a world-class and unique destination in the heart of the neighborhood,” said James Corner, founder and director of James Corner Field Operations.

“The Georgetown section of the C&O Canal NHP should be a landmark park for everyone, a lively center for social gatherings, a continuous link for recreation and contemplation, a connector of neighborhoods and networks and a model for urban livability and human health and wellbeing.”

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James Corner Field Operations Selected to Transform Historic Canal Park in DC Neighborhood of Georgetown, ArchDaily

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Canal Master Plan

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