My Blog 'Freedom of Medicine and Diet'
A Blog dedicated to save the concept of Washington, D.C.'s South Capitol/Frederick Douglass Mall (Promenade), or the SOUTH CAPITOL MALL. It appears in the planning of the National Capital Planning Commission through the 1990s and up until September 2001, before being quietly dropped, ostensibly to avoid eminent domain, which is nonetheless embraced for Nationals Stadium related development.
With the Douglass Bridge viaduct now demolished, the views looking north on South Capitol Street easily encompass both the ballpark and the Capitol dome. The Administration building at right is now topped out. Note the knife-edged clubhouse to the right. (10/21/07) Above photo and caption by Washington Post real estate reporter Jacqueline Dupreehttp://www.jdland.com/dc/stadium.cfm?tab=no2
Looking across the roof of the under-construction admin building (or, as I call it, the bow of the S.S. Nationals), toward South Capitol Street and points south, including the new intersection at South Capitol and Potomac. I'm King of the World!!!(9/1/07)Dupree's caption of the view from that triangular shaped clubhouse, “King of the World” hit the proverbial nail on its head. Indeed, it's a great analogy of it as the ‘bow of the S.S. Nationals’ and in the context of an event filled with VIPs in April 2008; as its a quite clear allusion of the political arrogance this structure reflects, as roughly analogous to the part of the Titanic that hit the iceberg. Canceling that NCPC South Capitol Mall was surely a stupid move that revealed our corrupt political domination and bad taste, along with pushing that stadium even before the South Mall's formal abandonment in 2003, and then twisting the arms of members of the Washington, D.C. City Council to get them to reconvene to change their "no" to a "yes" in a closed to the public, after hours session for approving that stadium in March 2006- just weeks before you started this blog putting you on the radar of U.S. Department of Romeland Security.
Above photo and caption Washington Post real estate reporter Jacqueline Dupree http://www.jdland.com/dc/stadium.cfm?tab=no3
The U.S. Government ought to be ashamed of itself-
while it permits 'good old boy' style politics in permitting contemptuously placed real estate development locking in obsolete infrastructure and preventing improvements,
Spain's King Juan Carlos must be laughing at Washington D.C. - see Madrid's M-30 Project AUTOVÍA M-30 TRAMO OESTE Y TÚNEL