Posts Tagged ‘Washington Highlands’

The Builder: Ginnie Cooper’s blitz of glitzy libraries was pricey—but worth it.

D.C. Chief Librarian Ginnie Cooper’s office, on the fourth floor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, is in some ways a reminder of failure: It’s too big, and a set of fraying modernist chairs, original to the 1973 Ludwig Mies van der Rohe building, have grown too delicate to sit on. Cooper, a [...]

Creepy, Vacant—and Sadly Interchangeable—Highrises Located East of the River…

Last week, DCmud reported on The Overlook apartments, formerly known as Parkside Terrace. Back before the demolition, Parkside was an empty shell of a building. With its exterior ripped off, one could peer up at the vacant rooms, looking into the building like it was some humongous, slummy dollhouse. (Sorry I don't have [...]

Wheeler Terrace’s $32 Million Eco-Friendly Facelift

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Wheeler Terrace, a 113-unit affordable apartment community in Washington Highlands, is receiving a $32 million green facelift. The Washington Business Journal wrote about the project a few months ago, and now an affordable housing trade publication has zeroed in on the venture.
In late 2007, the Community Preservation and [...]