D.C. without a building-height limit
The New York Times recently had a pretty good article about the height limit debate in DC. It's worth a read.
In general, I think the height restriction is a pretty terrible policy. Unlike some who share this sentiment, I'm not convinced that overturning it will suddenly fix all of the problems it's created. Similarly, the idea that reversal of the height limit will radically change D.C.'s skyline overnight seems overblown as well.
Could a few extra stories be added to the top of downtown buildings? Probably. Would skyscrapers pop up where modest buildings currently exist? Not in the short-term. That sort of transformation would take years or decades to happen.
[Continue reading Rob Pitingolo's post here at Extraordinary Observations.]
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Posted by: Greent | November 10, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse
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