Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool nearly ready after $34 million reconstruction?
Inside a plain brown building on the Mall,
someone within the next few weeks will step to a panel labeled “Master Control
Station” and switch on the new machinery.
A half-mile away, two powerful underground pumps on the Tidal Basin will
start pushing 4 million gallons of water through a buried pipeline at 800
gallons a minute.
And from 58 outlets in the concrete floor of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting
Pool, gentle streams of water will begin to refill the pool for the first time
in 20 months.
The moment will mark the culmination of the $34 million reconstruction
project that has had the famous pool at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial closed
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