The D.C. Office of Planning has paired up with the National Capital Planning Commission to explore the potential of altering the federal Height of Buildings Act of 1910, which has defined the District’s skyline for nearly a century. With limited space for expansion and a growing population, the city is studying different ways to potentially change the height limit while preserving the distinct horizontality of the monumental skyline. Each plan limits the exploration to high and medium density areas, excluding federal properties, historic sites, low density historic districts, all low density residential areas, public facilities and institutions.
This is pretty awesome. The Washington Post builds an interactive post on what the city would look like if they increased the building height limit up a few hundred feet or so, as the debate over the city’s growth develops. Play around with it, see how you feel. More info.
Relevant to my interests.
(Source: washingtonpost.com )