WASHINGTON — The National Mall will soon have flooring that’s “designed to last” as President Donald Trump tries to get the world’s attention for a new $1.1 trillion construction project that will reshape the nation’s infrastructure.
The U.S. Capitol dome will receive a $1 million boost from the White House for the next two years, according to the plan announced Tuesday.
The dome will be topped by two giant glass-walled glass dome columns, which can be moved to either side to create a permanent podium for the president and other dignitaries.
The columns, constructed in glass by a Chinese company, will be replaced by concrete floor tiles that can be removed with a crane, according a White House statement.
Construction is slated to begin this summer.
The new flooring is expected to cost $1 billion.
A new $2.8 billion building near the White Houses entrance will receive $1,500,000 in funding for improvements and “additional infrastructure improvements,” according to a document obtained by The Washington Post.
The building, built by the private sector and designed by architects Crain, is slated for completion in 2021.
The other building in the complex will receive up to $500,00 for improvements.
Construction of the two-story building is scheduled to begin next year, according the plan.
The National Mall, the nations largest urban open space, has been plagued by delays and construction problems.
The National Park Service announced in December that it would end a $2 billion project to widen the plaza.
The Trump administration has said the project will boost the economy and the economy of the United States by $2 trillion.
It also aims to generate $100 billion in jobs.