Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Photos of the Civic Plaza design

Got a couple emails this weekend about the Columbia Heights Civic Plaza at 14th and Kenyon/Park, which is looking pretty close to being done. A reader snapped the above photo of the fountain, and ReadySetDC snapped the rest.

I like it! What do you think? The plaza is supposed to be done "this summer." Here's the project's website.

8 comments:

  1. One thing that I think would be really cool is if the fountain could be turned off on a regular basis and that plaza area used for something like a Wednesday Evening Farmer's Market.

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  2. This is great! Now all we need is a movie theatre...

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  3. You're forgetting that we also need a BOOKSTORE in the neighborhood!!!

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  4. Oooh, I second the idea of a bookstore! And I really like the Farmer's Market idea as well.

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  5. Interesting use of cocentric circles that look like a *target*. Where'd that original design idea come from - across the street, perhaps?

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  6. Agreed, this would be a perfect spot for a weekly farmers market.
    A movie theater would be cool, too, especially if it also showed some more independent films.

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  7. And WTF are they putting in the plaza now? Metal tentacles protruding from the ground -- it looks like the opening scene of War of the Worlds. Even the construction workers look stumped by the huge triangular things they have to attach to the tentacles. Will these involve some sort of god-awful multi-colored, flashing florescent lights?

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  8. Ha, I noticed their stumped looking faces, too. They had one triangle up there when I left for work and it was in the same spot when I came home with 4 guys around it, lol.
    Hope they put something nice looking on it.

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