City Desk

Video: Marion Barry Helps Out a Demolition Crew

From the Examiner comes video of Marion Barry using a backhoe to help knock down a building on the future site of the Skyland Town Center development in Ward 7. Check out the arc at 0:18, in which Barry uses gravity to bring the shovel down even harder. That's natural talent.

Mayor Vince Gray also took a turn at the shovel.

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  • Joe Warminsky

    If I'd produced this video, I would've cued up "Drop The Bomb" right when the shovel hits.