Trump has a new Plan to Make Federal Building Beautiful Again

President Trump is moving to change the architectural standard that will hopefully make federal buildings beautiful again.

According to The Hill:

President Trump is planning on “Making Federal Buildings Beautiful Again” with an executive order that would make a classical style the default for federal buildings in Washington and other parts of the country, The New York Times reported Wednesday.

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The draft order would encourage Greek and Roman architectural designs instead of modern architecture. The order is expected to go in front of Trump next month, a person familiar with the development told the Times.

“Classical and traditional architectural styles have proven their ability to inspire such respect for our system of self-government. Their use should be encouraged,” reads a draft of the order obtained by the newspaper.

The National Civic Art Society pushed for the order, arguing that contemporary design in buildings is “dehumanizing,” according to the Times. The group developed the order about a year ago and met with White House officials such as Joe Grogan, the head of the Domestic Policy Council, according to people involved in the planning.

The new guidelines will apply to any building over $50 million that is contracted through the General Services Administration.

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Robert POWELL
Robert POWELL
5 months ago

definitely get rid of the stalin marble look .the concrete with the marks of the lumber forms still showing..

Frank Ferraro
Frank Ferraro
5 months ago

At how much of a increase in the cost of the building? Double, @ times, 4 times??

Glenn Lego
Glenn Lego
5 months ago

National Civic Art Society pushed for the order, arguing that contemporary design in buildings is “dehumanizing,” according to the Times. And the same goes for a lot of church buildings. Some of them look like sterile office buildings or factories. Such as the Cathedral in Los Angeles California. Yuck

G. Meesters
G. Meesters
5 months ago

Pres. Trump has an excellent plan. Our D.C. buildings must be beautiful as well as functional.
No more boxes and rectangles boring office buildings.

Ernest Lane
Ernest Lane
5 months ago

Good move.