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Friday Open Thread

What are D.C.’s most architecturally underrated buildings?

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Which abandoned D.C. buildings should be redeveloped right now?

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Why do you love D.C.?

If you could write a love letter to Washington, D.C., what would you say?

What are D.C.'s best new buildings? 

It’s time to pick the best of the best.

What are the best places in the D.C. area for hiking?

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What is your ideal, unrealistic D.C. Metro transit line?

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How would you sum up D.C. real estate in one sentence?

Here’s one summation in a single word: Unaffordable.

Which D.C. area buildings have the most beautiful interiors?

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Why should people give your neighborhood a chance?

There are plenty of popular neighborhoods in Washington, D.C. worth venturing to.

Do you plan on leaving Washington, D.C.?

While D.C. is known for its transience, it’s still a city that has been growing at a very fast—and even surprising—rate.

What are the best design and furniture stores in D.C.?

When you need stuff for your place, where do you go? There are tons of options in Washington, D.C. that don’t include Ikea or Crate & Barrel. It’s time for an update, and Curbed DC needs your help to know which stores are worth featuring.

What real estate and development projects are you looking forward to in 2017?

2017 is almost here, and that means a lot of things to a lot of developers. One major development expected to partially complete is the $2 billion Waterfront project, The Wharf. The first residential building is expected to deliver by the fall.

D.C., what are you thankful for?

Rather than relive the best moments alone, Curbed is asking readers to say what they’re thankful for. Is it your neighborhood? Is it the architecture or a certain development? Maybe it’s the future and what it holds for the District?

Which D.C. organizations should people volunteer for?

For local non-profits, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. Why? Because more and more people are giving back to their communities by volunteering. For those who don’t know where to look, Curbed is reaching out to readers for advice.

Georgetown-Rosslyn gondola is feasible, but is it worth it?

The possibility for a gondola system connecting Georgetown with Rosslyn is no longer up in the air. This week, a $190,000 study conducted by ZGF Architects LLP confirmed that the proposed transit system is both feasible and legal.

How did moving to Washington, D.C. work out for you?

Everyone has a story, and Curbed DC wants to know yours. Not everyone who lives in Washington, D.C. is from Washington, D.C., so for those transient souls who happened to discover the District through a change of pace, what is your experience?

What are D.C.’s most beautiful office buildings?

When you think of an office building in Washington, D.C., what is the first image that pops in your mind? For most, it’s the Brutalist buildings that stand out with maybe a few exceptions like the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.

What’s the smallest D.C. apartment you’ve ever lived in?

Have you ever been in a tight living situation? In Washington, D.C., it’s likely you have as the size of homes in the city have shrunk since the 1910s. So, what have your experiences been like? Let Curbed know by leaving a comment.

What are the best books on Washington, D.C.?

Hey, bookworms. Are there any books on the nation’s capital that you think everyone should give a read? In the comments, let Curbed readers know what your favorite must-reads are. These books can range in topics, but they can’t range in focus.

What’s the best public bathroom in Washington, D.C.?

You’re out and about in the nation’s capital, and suddenly you realize it’s time to use the toilet, but like a fish out of water, you struggle to find a public restroom. Is there a certain bathroom that blows the others out of the water? You tell us.

What are the quaintest towns within driving distance to Washington, D.C.?

When you want to get away from it all, where do you go? Curbed is creating a map of the quaintest towns near Washington, D.C. where you can forget the city life. We’re looking for areas in Virginia or Maryland that are trapped in the good ‘ol days.

Where's your favorite place to beat the heat in D.C.?

This summer, expect temperatures to soar into the upper 90s and more. While pools are a great way to cool off, they’re certainly not an option for every day. Let’s brainstorm ways to find free air conditioning. Tell Curbed your ideas in the comments.

Where are D.C.’s most Instagrammable walls?

It's time to narrow down which outdoor sculptures and murals are the best in Washington, D.C. The results will become a handy map. Are there any particular murals or outdoor sculptures that have always been your favorite? Let Curbed know.

What’s your favorite Washington, D.C. park?

Welcome to Friday Open Threads, wherein we'll pass the mic to readers to speak up about topics of interest, distress, horror, etc. Have something you want discussed? Let us know.

What’s the ugliest building in Washington, D.C.?

Welcome to Friday Open Threads, wherein we'll pass the mic to readers to speak up about topics of interest, distress, horror, etc. Have something you want discussed? Let us know.

What’s your favorite building in Washington, D.C.?

Welcome to Friday Open Threads, wherein we'll pass the mic to readers to speak up about topics of interest, distress, horror, etc. Have something you want discussed? Let us know.

What is it like living in Anacostia?

Welcome to Friday Open Threads, wherein we'll pass the mic to readers to speak up about topics of interest, distress, horror, etc. It’s time to ask our readers what their experiences have been.

What Are the Most Gorgeous Churches in D.C.?

What are some other choices besides the National Cathedral and the Basilica?

What Are the Most Beautiful Libraries in D.C.?

Other than the Library of Congress, of course