Breakfast links: In camera
Photo by Thomas Hawk on Flickr.
There was a "chaotic" shooting
that turned into a major car crash at 13th and U yesterday. (TBD, everyone else)
DC fairly car-lite:
The American Community Survey has released some statistics
, including the fact that 35.2% of DC households have no car, versus 8.9% nationally. 44.7% of households have one car. (Housing Complex)
Flashy architecture often has problems:
A Chicago museum is suing its architects
for a building that won two awards for excellence. That's because the flashy modern architecture that pushes the envelope both gets attention and also often has big flaws because of the untested materials or design principles. We discussed the same issues
with the National Gallery's East Wing last year. (WSJ)
Crystal City a go:
The Arlington County Board unanimously approved the Crystal City Plan
, which calls for greater density, an improved street grid, a streetcar line, and increased building heights. A Vornado VP called it "the epitome of Smart Growth." We reviewed the plan here
. (ARLnow, Eric H.)
NYC unveils new intercoms:
After laying off more than 400 station agents, the New York MTA has fast-tracked the introduction of new intercoms
that will be spread throughout the system. The MTA hopes it will help customers get help in the system, particularly during emergencies. (Transportation Nation)
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