Obama signs (very) minor change to D.C. Height of Buildings Act

Last Friday, President Obama signed a bill to “amend” (in the absolute slightest sense of the word) the Height of Buildings Act of 1910. The century-old law dictates that all buildings in the District must be no taller… Read More


Washington Monument reopens after nearly three years of repairs

Yesterday afternoon marked the official reopening of the Washington Monument after it underwent a nearly three-year $15 million repair job. The nation’s favorite obelisk—which today still remains the world’s largest freestanding stone structure—had previously been closed since the… Read More

District Digest: Shatters across D.C.

This week’s District Digest includes a “monumental” earthquake, postponed celebration, and Metro work. MLK, come another day Come Saturday afternoon, Hurricane Irene will arrive in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia, with storm conditions expected through Sunday. Due… Read More