Coming up on less than a week to go…
The Washington Post has a cool slider graphic of the Mall showing it during the 2009 inauguration and present day, with the new grass.
Looks great but there is one bit of controversy.
Officials plan to put down several acres of a special plastic flooring to “protect the . . . grass from being trampled into oblivion,” said Alice McLarty, landscape architect for the National Mall and Memorial Parks.
“After the last inauguration, we didn’t have much grass left,” she said.
But because of a bureaucratic mix-up, only part of the new turf will be protected.
Good news is no rain is in the forecast beyond Wednesday.