Monday, April 02, 2012

Today in Pictures - New York Avenue



As Douglas Development demolishes buildings in anticipation of a new headquarters for the Association of American Medical Colleges in Mt. Vernon Triangle, some of the historic buildings on site, between K Street and New York Avenue, are also being saved - and moved - thanks to requests from the D.C. Preservation League. Below are pictures of the buildings being prepped and moved.
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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Where are the buildings being moved? And umm, why? I love old buildings but there does not appear to be anything remarkable or move-worthy here.

Clark said...

And does anybody know what's happening just north of that lot...seems like buildings on 7th and NY and 7th and L are being redone.

Anonymous said...

First comment is exactly right -- one almost wonders how you could present this article without providing that critical piece of information! And surely there was a compelling reason, beyond an agreement with a private preservation group. Is the site within the Mount Vernon Triangle Historic District?

(BTW, a runt of a district, whose inventory of older buildings makes a mockery of the word "significant" in the preservation laws. Few have much architectural distinction, and none have historic distinction. If these qualify to be a historic district, anything can qualify, and HPRB's already outsized power is unlimited.)

Anonymous said...

Where are these historical gems being transported? Perhaps in front of DC Preservation League's offices so that they may marvel at their acheivements.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure glad this block is going to be put to better use than parking lots, body shops, and boarded-up slums.

That said, like others I'm pretty disappointed Douglas Development bothered to listen to whatever preservationists wanted to save these pedestrian, vernacular buildings. There's no particular merit to them and unless the cost to move was paid by some outside entity, all this does is encourage more resistance to productive development.

Ken on Apr 2, 2012, 4:45:00 PM said...

Just a note: The article was short on substance, but that's kind of the point regarding our "Today in Pictures" series, captivating imagery without much story.

Anonymous said...

Douglas probably wouldn't save these buildinga if it wasn't cost effective to do so. If he's willing than its worth it to have some variations along the street instead of one big glass box.

Anonymous said...

Googling found me the answer:

http://www.mvtriangleblog.com/?p=2872

Looks like the sandwich shop is in its permanent location on the north side of New York, while the remaining three buildings will be clustered together on the NW corner of 6th and K. Also, it looks like the former restaurant at the NW corner of NY and 6th is being torn down to make way for a 200 unit apartment building.

IMGoph on Apr 19, 2012, 10:11:00 AM said...

Ken: Is it DCPL requests that saved these buildings, or was it law?

 

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