Smithsonian Institute picks Black history museum designer

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WASHINGTON – The architectural group responsible for San Francisco’s Museum of the African Diaspora will design the new black history museum on the National Mall in Washington.

WASHINGTON – The architectural group responsible for San Francisco’s Museum of the African Diaspora will design the new Black history museum on the National Mall in Washington.

A Smithsonian Institution jury announced the pick Tuesday. The firm Freelon Adjaye Bond in association with SmithGroup proposed a layered, glowing structure topped with a bronze crown.

The lead designer will be David Adjaye, who designed the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver.

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