2010 Census Mug – CC image from flickr
Ryan Avent takes note of some joyous holiday news for the District:
I always love looking through new population estimates from the Census Bureau. New numbers, estimated as of July 2009, have just come out, and it appears the District is just a few hundred people short of
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So, when I asked if DC could have as much fun in the snow as they did in Madison a few weeks ago, this isn’t exactly what I had in mind:
City Paper – DCist
You don’t bring a gun to a snowball fight.
According to an eyewitness, a D.C. Police detective (pictured above w/ gun) went nuts
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I can’t resist.
Riding the storm out
Waiting for the fallout
On a full moon night in the Rocky Mountain winter
Wine bottle’s low
Watching for the snow
I’ve been thinking about what I’ve been missing in the city
Other fun items as I sit around with nothing else to do.
Be sure to wrap it up…
Weather nerd happy hour
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We got the illest weatherman in the biz on storm watch… – dilated peoples
Metro might have to limit itself to the ‘snow map‘ [EDIT] – Snow map is on – Metro has suspended all above-ground transit service [/EDIT]
Mammoth links to Design Observer’s piece from Sergio Lopez-Piñeiro on snow landscapes.
What remains to be seen is if
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From Catherine V on flickr
Can’t help but mention this – from the UK’s Independent, a conversation with architect (but not a fucking starchitect, damn it) Frank Gehry: (hat tip – planetizen)
“I don’t know who invented that fucking word ‘starchitect’. In fact a journalist invented it, I think. I am not a ‘star-chitect’, I am
Continue reading Gehry to Planners: Drop Dead
Our first streetcars are here. DDOT’s facebook page has the pics.
Ruth Samuelson fears burnout!
Since late summer, the city has been buzzing about streetcar lines coming to Anacostia, H Street NE and possibly numerous other corridors across the city. Some people are thrilled. Others cry waste. But until Saturday, no D.C. streetcars were actually in America—they
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Following up on recent discussion of Metro’s lighting, it’s important to understand how much the surface that’s to be illuminated matters in Metro’s indirect lighting scheme. Earlier, I noted that Metro is currently going though a process of deep-cleaning several stations in the system – replacing light bulbs, cleaning the walls, etc. The Washington Post
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A series of (somewhat) tangentially related post/items/articles I’ve been meaning to mention here:
1. Security Theater – mammoth
There are always tensions between openness and security, and cities like DC have plenty of examples of this – everything from bollards anchored in 6 feet of subterranean concrete to jersey barriers strewn in front of building entrances. Given
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