Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Beside the [Misplaced] 'Diamond' a Lump of 'Coal'

from The Washington Post, April 28, 2008

Theodore Lerner's 20 M Street office building
directly behind the St Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church

Comments to this article include a notation that the baseball team's owner's (Ted Lerner's) office building -- 20 M Street -- blocks the view of the Capitol dome from the stadium.
dlietz wrote:

After attending my first two games at Nationals Park this Fri. and Sat., I can say that I was not troubled at all by the concrete plant. What was troubling was the Lerner's office building that blocks the view of the Capitol from many of the seats. That building is your real "lump of coal" next to the diamond.
4/28/2008 10:10:48 AM

As I point out:
That Lerner office building was placed directly behind the St Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, and may have been a political deal by Lerner to gain that structure's masters support for being selected to purchase the Nationals franchise in a sale that was no auction.

4/29/2008 1:46:03 AM
By so placing his office building, Theodore Lerner blocks the sensible relocation of that church structure that would have accommodated the South Capitol Mall.

Relocated St. Vincent de Paul Church with South Capitol Mall

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