Wardman Tower was not simply modernized on the interior, as The Current reports . The magnificent floor plans and details have been obliterated. The 1928 building was designed by Mihran Mesrobian — Harry Wardman’s best architect and one of the...
The D.C. Council has before it a bill to approve the “framework element” – introductory chapter – of the D.C. Comprehensive Plan. In it, the District’s office of planning suggests the city’s population will rise to 1 million by 2045....
Before developers unsheath their sledgehammers to raze 4000 Wisconsin Ave. NW — a large, reasonably attractive, rather youthful structure — how about shaking a leg and rebuilding the American University Park site a mile or so away that once...
The back-and-forth between our neighbors regarding the redevelopment of the Superfresh site has illuminated some of the issues that development proposals often spark, not just in D.C. but in neighborhoods across the country. Change is hard. In this case, I...
When assessing recycled rubber infill for synthetic turf fields, it is critical to understand that potential health effects from any chemicals in the rubber have been studied extensively . The best available science indicates that there is no reason...
Having spent virtually all of my adult life chided by family and friends for my slow driving, it is no surprise that in nearly 30 years behind the wheel I had only been cited once for speeding. However, over the...
Fifty years later, those who made the District‘s renaissance possible are now paying for their commitment to Washington. The rapid decline of so many of the District’s communities started with the four days of riots in April 1968 following...
Hearst site is best option for new pool I would like to respond to Mr. Bill Matzelevich’s letter criticizing the Department of Parks and Recreation’s handling of the outdoor pool selection and planning process in Ward 3 . Our department conducted...
The Friends of Chevy Chase Circle group is to be commended for matching the funds dribbled out by the National Park Service; however, I don’t believe they should proceed as outlined in The Current’s Aug. 9 article “Northwest parks...
Recent articles and comments regarding reduction in services and poor performance by the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation officials at various locations here in Northwest Washington are prime indications why construction of an outdoor swimming pool at Hearst...

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