The renewal of the Tidal Basin is envisioned not as a singular mega-project but as a series of interventions and improvements. Change will come as a process of adaptation and structured improvisation. Like twelve-bar blues, an underlying framework supports the inclusion and movement of multiple voices coming together to form a layered, dynamic, and coherent vision.
The following chronology envisions one of many possible approaches to the work. Some work must happen now to save what we treasure about the Tidal Basin. How and when other components of the proposal will be implemented will be up to future generations, who will be expressing the values and identity of their time as they make their mark on the Tidal Basin. To secure such opportunity, though, we need to begin.