President's Day celebrates Abraham Lincoln, right? Nope. There is no 'President's Day.' It's actually legally known only as 'Washington's Birthday,' leaving Old Abe out the cold.
Federal and state emergency managers are acting decisively in an attempt to avoid the mistakes of hurricane Katrina in 2005. The result has impacted millions of lives.
Contrary to conventional wisdom, Martin Luther King Jr. isn't the only non-president to have a memorial on the National Mall. Here are three other individuals who got prime space.
Moshe Safdie's success doesn't distract from his desire to create habitats that fit cities – and honor the individual.
World-renowned architect, Moshe Safdie, designed the United States Institute of Peace headquarters, opening this fall in Washington D.C. The building has an atrium view directed toward the Lincoln Memorial. The roofline, sheathed with curvilinear shapes, billows upward like the fluttering wings of a dove. Safdie has been honored with the moniker 'global citizen' for creating humane spaces around the world.