Bradford McKee did not do the Building Museum justice in his brief article (“Hole in the Middle,” 10/2) about the new executive vice president. Contrary to what McKee reported, the Building Museum does have at least two permanent exhibits, one on the planning of Washington and an especially interesting one on the history of the Pension Building. Both of these exhibits have been up over two years, about as permanent as it gets.

Secondly, the museum offers a wide variety of interesting lectures on topics such as architecture, design, and urban planning—these, along with its educational outreach to D.C. youth, were not mentioned. If anything is lacking at the Building Museum, it’s an educated public that cares for the built environment.

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