Proposal would new exhibit space, increase access to Lincoln Memorial
A sizable expansion of the Lincoln Memorial is being proposed to both rehabilitate existing parts of the memorial as well as provide more interpretive and educational space.
Made possible through an $18.5 million grant from philanthropist David M. Rubenstein, the proposal would add nearly 15,000 square feet of functional space for exhibits, education and research areas, as well as allow visitors to view the cathedral-like space below the memorial known as the undercroft. The alternatives being considered are now available for public review on the project website. Comments are being accepted through Wednesday, March 7.