Friday, December 24, 2004

Clinton Presidential Center

Clinton Presidential Center. Companion site to Clinton's Presidential Center in Little Rock, Ark. It contains an overview of the foundation and library, message boards, and news.

From the site:

The Clinton Presidential Center and Park is comprised of:

1. The Library and Archives 2. The Clinton Foundation 3. The Clinton School of Public Service

The Clinton Library and Archives contains nearly 2 million photographs, 80 million pages of records and documents, 79,000 gifts and artifacts and 21 million email messages.

The design of the Library was inspired by President Clinton’s commitment to build a “bridge to the 21st Century.” Inspiration was found in the landscape, Little Rock’s “Six Bridges,” and the historic Trinity College Library in Dublin, Ireland.

The architect is Polshek Partnership Architects of New York City. Polshek Partnership was the architect for the celebrated Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, and in recognition of design excellence in the built environment, the firm was awarded the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for Architecture this year.

The landscape architect is Hargreaves Associates, and the design for the Clinton Presidential Center extends the urban grid of Little Rock and North Little Rock.

Exhibits were designed by Ralph Appelbaum Associates. The Library contains alcoves depicting important milestones in the Clinton presidency, such as the economic boom and elimination of the deficit, reducing crime and promoting peace and democracy in the world. It features a timeline of world events between 1993 and 2001, a full-scale replica of the Cabinet Room and the Oval Office and several exhibits that detail life in the White House, including “State Events – Welcoming the World” and “Making The House a Home.”

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