DC’s not-so-reflecting pool is full of algae after $34 million renovation

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The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool reopened to the public at the end of August, after an almost two-year renovation costing $34 million. After being recently filled back up with water, it is now full of algae. Ironically, the new pool was intended to “improve the reflectivity of the water” with tinted concrete.  

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