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Should Washington, D.C., allow taller buildings?

May 17, 2011

Suggestions are being made that Washington revise its restrictions on building heights. Architect Roger Lewis, who raised the topic in the Washington Post a few weeks ago, argues for a modest relaxation of the height limits, and thinks that concerns about ruining the city’s aesthetics are unfounded.

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Source: Infrastructurist

         
 

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Washington shall not alter building heights

Of course there is a reason - just see the picture. The serene beauty of Washington DC skyline shall not be cluttered with any hi-rise building on whatever reasons or any architects wants - ask them to build elsewhere - Nevada or Mojave should be the best place to express their wild desires

Would he alter the colors on

Would he alter the colors on a Van Gogh to perhaps improve it a bit?

DC building codes

It is sometimes hard to remember that when you are up to you neck in Alligators, you job was to drain the swamp. The District by US Constitution was to be a size 10 miles square. Virginia reclaimed part of the District making it somewhat smaller. The idea was travel was slow, and after the country expanded west, the capitol should be in the center of the population. 2010 puts the population center about Missouri. Now is the time to move the capitol seat of the US Government. With most moving there is a surplus sale where the US Government would abandon in place old buildings, old agencies and old ideas. Only then can we talk about a Green and modern design for the Capitol of the USA Yea I am just kidding

just say "No" to relaxing DC height restrictions

No, do not relax the height restrictions in Washington, DC. If one needs to construct a building with many floors go the other way - down. Just like the secret places under ### ##### ##### and ### ########. Terry Thomas Architectural Photographer Atlanta, Georgia USA

DC height limits

No. Keep the height limits for Washington, DC. If one wants a building with a lot of floors go the other way - down. Just like the secret places under ######## and ###########. Every dang special interest, including Mr. Lewis, seems to want their own way. It's time to stop and take a stand for tradition. Terry Thomas Architectural Photographer Atlanta, Georgia USA www.TerryThomasPhotos.com