Been a while since someone has asked about this one. We’ve previously been told that this is a ventilation shaft for metro the highway tunnel. The artist responsible for the mural, Val E. Lewton, passed away in May.
I’m wondering if anyone can explain why the defunct Shaw Junior High (Garnet-patterson) building recently received a pretty good sized (and very loud) diesel generator? The school has been closed for years. Maybe it’s pumping power into the grid at a weak spot, but I’m certainly not an electric grid expert. (Frankly, I don’t even know if grids have weak spots) I have no idea why it’s there and I’m not sure anyone else is as curious as me.
There is a rubber gasket and significant gap running down 9th street next to the convention center. I believe it extends from N to New York Ave. What is this and why is it here? My best guess is that rather than digging a tunnel for the metro here they essentially built a big platform on top of it for the road and the convention center, so this functions as an expansion joint like you’d see on a bridge. The gap is wide enough for a bike tire to slip into it, which I was unfortunate enough to experience while changing lanes recently.”
“They are expansion joints. Due to changes in weather, hot and cold, materials expand or contract. You will most commonly see these on bridges. The reason why the convention center has these is because of the sky walks over the streets. The expansion joints allow the entire building to move together and prevents cracking.”
“It wraps around the corner into the alleyway (just south of Amsterdam Falafel). They are giving away seeds, actual female seedling plants, smoking supplies, hemp products, and growing tutorial info. Hundreds out there. This is organized by DC Norml. The giveaway is happening at Libertine restaurant. ”
Does anyone know anything about this wall on H Street (I believe around 9th St. NE)? I was fascinated by all of the documents, images and papers stapled to the wall. Many of them deal with a man named Mark Franklin and his police reports, complaints filed about doctors and nurses and other related documents.”