I'm in NorCal this week, and have been impressed by San Francisco and some elements that could be brought over to Anacostia.
this sculpture right on the bay along the Embarcadero is amazing, and huge. It would be great to have a playful landmark like this at Poplar Point.
it's the little details that really make a difference...
rails: just a regular part of the road.
reminder: the streetcar allignment was moved off of MLK because they said there wouldn't be enough room for all modes to share the roadway. i beg to differ.
1357 Good Hope Road, anyone?
good example of creative cornice preservation.
awesome multi-mode disposal bins. functional and snazzy.
nope, not a cobbler shop anymore, but the fancy furnishings store saved the sign. Industrial chic at its most urban classy.