Please click on the names of the five semi-finalist design teams to view the following:

  • Images of the three-dimensional models that were on display from August 16 through October 1, 2006 – first at the National Constitution Center, and then at the African American Museum in Philadelphia;
  • Explanations of the models submitted by the teams;
  • The list of team members for each design team.

Please click on the "Public Comments" button to the left to view the comments of people who viewed the models.

This photograph shows the south side of the 500 block of Market Street in 1949. The surviving eastern wall of the President's House is at center. The "ghost" of the President's House is outlined in red. From the Evening Bulletin Newspaper Collection, Urban Archives, Temple University.  Overlay: Edward Lawler Jr. Mantelpiece from the President's House. In the Historical Society of Pennsylvania Collection, Atwater Kent Museum. Photo by Jack E. Boucher, ca. 1965. Historic American Buildings Survey, no. PA-1942. "Washington's Residence, High Street." Lithograph by William L. Breton. From John Fanning Watson's Annals of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, 1830)