DC Metrocentric reports that the Kennedy Center is again exploring the idea of building a public plaza and buildings over the “ramp spaghetti” that separate it from Foggy Bottom. Congress reallocated the plaza’s funding to Alaskan highways in 2005, but the climate may be right for another try.


Update: Looking at that model, the fountain looks cool, but it would probably create another failed public space that’s stately but empty. How about some grass and benches, and some cafes in those new buildings along the sides, so that residents of the area or office workers at the State Department can sit and eat lunch?

David Alpert is Founder and President of Greater Greater Washington and Executive Director of DC Surface Transit. He worked as a Product Manager for Google for six years and has lived in the Boston, San Francisco, and New York metro areas in addition to Washington, DC. He lives with his wife and two children in Dupont Circle. Unless otherwise noted, opinions here are his and not the official views of GGWash or DCST.