C100 Letter NCPC Regarding Renwick Signs

Erik Hein

The C100 is concerned about the after-the-fact Section 106 review being conducted for the back-lit signage that has already been installed by the Smithsonian at the Renwick Gallery.  The signs are inappropriate for this National Historic Landmark and its historic location near the White House, violate DC sign codes, and are a departure from the standard signage deployed at other Smithsonian institutions.