Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A Few Quick Items

-The Washington City Paper profiles the trials and tribulations behind the decades-long effort to bring a memorial for Benjamin Banneker to Banneker Overlook near L'Enfant Plaza. The latest setback was the rejection by ANC 6D last month to add "Banneker Park" to the L'Enfant Plaza Metro station name.

- Speaking of L'Enfant Plaza, the owner of one of the office buildings is suing majority owner JBG, according to the Washington Business Journal (subscribers only) over plans to build an office building in the middle of the plaza.

- According to the Washington Examiner, authorities are investigating the fatal fire earlier this week at Greenleaf Seniors building on Delaware Avenue that claimed the life of 63-year old Anita Lakari.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybe if/when they actually get a Banniker statue erected, then they can get his name on the Metro. Metro sprawl for the sake of everyone else is doing it is unacceptable.

Anonymous said...

"The latest setback was the rejection by ANC 6D last month to add "Banneker Park" to the L'Enfant Plaza Metro station name."

Setback? Nice to memorialize Banneker, but the current place is quite neglectted. We shouln't advertize an eyesore.