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What Mt. Vernon Square Used To Look Like

Simon Jacobsen, local architect and curator of the blog The Ruined Capitol, has an essay in The Dish about what happened to Mt. Vernon Square in the name of development twice within fifteen years. His thoughts are summed up when he refers to what visitors often ask when they see the city, "Why can't the rest of the city look like Georgetown?" The answer is painful: It did, we tore it all down." Jacobsen doesn't just blame the politicians, so click over for some more ruminations on development in DC and the not-necessarily-positive consequences that come from it.

· This is the Neighborhood That Became a Parking Lot [Dish]
· Ruined Capitol [OfficialSite]