Friday, April 10, 2015

The Washingtonian Predicts Nationals Stadium Likley to Be Short Lived

Article lists 5 recent buildings in Washington, D.C. that are to regret, and either be renovated or demolished- including apostate Nationals Stadium

Both of these structures are serviceable, but convention centers and stadiums are designed around the latest technologies and ways to steer patrons to beer stands and merch. They usually have a short shelf life. Chances are both of these buildings will be renovated or replaced.

The other four such structures to regret that this article lists are the D.C. Convention Center, the ATF Headquarters, an apartment building with a Safeway supermarket "The Exchange" at Wheaton Place, and the underground U.S. Capitol Visitor's Center.

Of these, IMHO, the ATF is the ugliest, and the National's Stadium is the most mis-located.

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Nationals Stadium To Be Demolished

Washington, D.C.'s Nationals Ballpark Stadium, which was approved at a supplementary closed door vote of the DC City Council to reverse their disapproval earlier that day in March 2005 and constructed from 2006 to 2008, is to be demolished.

The decision to demolish was made after an engineering study found numerous stress cracks in the concrete support substructure.  Such cracks are said to be due to its poring in less than ideal atmospheric humidity conditions, owing to the great rush to erect the stadium by Spring 2008.

Ostensibly, that deadline was for U.S. President George W. Bush to have the opportunity to throw out the ceremonial fist pitch, a custom since the early 1900s, with 2008 Bush 43's final opportunity to do so.

For some time afterwards, various road signs pointing to the stadium bore the "W" that represents his nickname.

Once the stress cracks were found, it was determined that such had rendered the stadium unsafe, subject to partial sudden collapse while holding tens of thousands of people.  Thus it has been declared a hazard, with the Washington Nationals now required to start the 2015 season back at RFK Stadium which they occupied  previously, during the 2005, 2006 and 2007 seasons.

Members of the Farnese family in Spain, including retired King Juan Carlos who has lobbied behind the scenes to push this stadium upon Washington D.C., and the local law firm Covington & Burling which had fashioned the stadium deal and has long served upon behalf of the elites in getting over upon the general public, were unavailable for comment.