|The Reflecting Pool will be refilled|
with water in 2012
The new pool will be the same size, but will have pumps to circulate the normally stagnant water. “You won't have the smell that you have in July and August, for example, and the water will look much better,” Line said.
A stone walkway will also be made to replace dirt paths that border the pool. The project will take another year to finish.
Built in 1922 and 1923, the reflecting pool has been the site of many historic events including Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream" speech in 1963. It's also been featured in many Hollywood movies including Forrest Gump.
Over 3.6 million people visit the memorial every year.