Projects Honored By Reagan For Design Excellence
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Federal projects ranging from bridges and a transit line to an astronomical observatory in space were honored with presidential awards for design excellence on Thursday.
Frank Hodsoll, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, presented the awards on behalf of President Reagan in a ceremony in the Old Executive Office Building, an annex of the White House.
Prof. Robert Wilson, head of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at University College, London, accepted the award for work on the International Ultraviolet Explorer Satellite.
The satellite is an astronomical observatory in space that can look at almost any object in the universe. Last year it was used to study the giant supernova explosion, and in 1986 it was used to observe Halley’s Comet. The satellite has two ground stations, one at the Goddard Space Center in Maryland and one at Villafranca del Castillo, near Madrid.
Other awards were given to:
-The Boxley Valley Land Use plan, Buffalo National River, Arkansas.
-Delaware Aqueduct, Lackawaxen, Pa.
-East Huntington Bridge between Huntington, W. Va., and Proctorville, Ohio.
-National Gallery of Art Graphics and Exhibitions, Washington.
-New Sunshine Skyway Bridge, Tampa Bay, Fla.
-O’Hare Extension Transit Line, Chicago.
-Pennsylvania Avenue Development Plan, Washington.
-Southwest Corridor Project, Boston.
-Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington.