This Black Rock City plan evokes the plan laid out by Pierre L’Enfant for the City of Washington, DC in 1791. Like L’Enfant, this plan envisions the major, public structures and spaces on an adapted primary and secondary axis converging at the Man and connected by grand avenues and diagonal streets. The centerpiece of L'Enfant's plan was a great "public walk” linking the public buildings together with the major public spaces.