Having manufactured a violent race conflict in the United States during the presidency of Donald Trump, leftist media and their political allies are now trumpeting a national monument to their creation: a Washington D.C. “monument” called Black Lives Matter Plaza.
On Oct.28, Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and Washington’s District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced that the permanent Black Lives Matter Plaza monument at 16th Street between K Street and H Street NW is officially complete.
Bowser unveiled the art installation on the two-block stretch of 16th Street NW that leads to the White House in June 2020. The area became a pedestrian-only space and was named Black Lives Matter Plaza. The overnight icon was created by the Department of Public Works and the MuralsDC team, supported by DDOT. Mayor Bowser also officially renamed that segment of 16th Street NW as Black Lives Matter Plaza NW, and the Council of the District of Columbia approved it in October of 2020.
In July construction started around a 48-foot-wide mural, and it is now a permanent installation including colored pavers used for the roadway surface, the glaring yellow “BLACK LIVES MATTER” mural, a pedestrian plaza, cobblestone pavement, lighted bollards, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-accessible pushbuttons for traffic signals.
The progressive shrine cost $4.8 million, and in the coming months, another $3 million will be spent to reconstruct nearby sidewalks, install “commemorative works” and add benches, lighting, signage, and trees.