[Photo by Katherine Jessup for Curbed DC]
Pop-up hatred has hit a new and embarrassing low: the neighbors of a rowhouse that's popping up on Connecticut Avenue sued the developer. Admittedly, they weren't suing the developer for aesthetic reasons although this soon-to-be six-story pop-up may well be regarded as its own big middle finger to taste and scale. Actually, the Stoleru couple that owns the adjoining houses has a more practical and less NIMBY-fabulous concern. The couple claims that the construction team accidentally damaged the wall of their house and thereby caused flooding in their home. This actually beats sneering at the occasionally chintzy design elements as the best argument against pop-ups thus far.
· Six-story pop-up in Northwest D.C. prompts lawsuit [WaPo]
· V Street Pop-Up is a Big Middle Finger to Taste and Scale [DCist]
· All Coverage of Pop-Ups [CDC]