Friday, May 04, 2007

Water main repairs make this view possible

16thStreeNW.jpg, originally uploaded by whiteknuckled.

When I came to work this morning, the work was still proceeding on 16th Street NW next to Meridian Hill Park from the burst water main a few days ago. Although it's a little washed out in this image due to exposing for the bulldozer and such, the closed lanes gave me the rare daytime opportunity to stand in the middle of 16th Street — where you can see the White House, Jefferson Memorial, Washington Monument, planes on approach to National, and the Wilson Bridge — all in sequence. And FYI, the Wilson Bridge is like at least 10 miles or so from here. I'm hoping it will all be closed off again this afternoon so I can get some more photos. I was in a hurry this morning.

And does anyone know why the square block was blocked off around the fire department next to the police substation on U Street? (U Street, 17th, V Street) Couldn't tell if it was all for construction or what. Anyone see that this morning?