Archive for the ‘Built’ Category

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Superprecise

June 19, 2012

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July 31, 2011

Machine Room, US National Archives

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Elmer Staats

July 27, 2011

Former GAO Comptroller General Elmer Staats, on the left above in 1974 inspecting construction of the Judiciary Square Metro entrance, passed away last weekend at the age of 97.

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MLK Library

July 11, 2011

Rachel and I camped out – trying get some work done – for a couple hours yesterday at MLK Library on G Street near Gallery Place. Opened in 1972, the hulking black metal box designed by famed-architect Mies van der Rohe is in pretty miserable condition – and has beenĀ  at least since I first visited more than a decade ago. You can’t spot it from this angle, but the stairway light fixture pictured above doubles as a trash receptacle. New and beautifully renovated libraries are opening all over DC – WWMS (what would Mies say?)

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Harpers Ferry

May 28, 2011

Harpers Ferry Armory

Site of John Brown’s 1859 raid Read the rest of this entry ?

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City Council Employees

May 7, 2011

City Hall, 1950’s – Brisbane, Australia

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April 19, 2011