The National Museum of African American History and Culture—did the best design win?

What we build.
April 29 2009 7:04 AM

A Museum of African-American History

Is the newest addition to the nation's lawn a pink flamingo or a garden gnome?

Click here to read a slide-show essay on the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Click here to read a slide-show essay on the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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Witold Rybczynski is Slate's architecture critic His latest book is The Biography of a Building: How Robert Sainsbury and Norman Foster Built a Great Museum. Visit his Web site. Follow him on Twitter.

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