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Beautiful Gate Gone from Chinatown

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The awesome gate from the side of the Wok n Roll restaurant on H Street in Chinatown has vanished. Perhaps it’s just getting restored but I’m not holding my breath

UPDATE: DC Commission on Arts and Humanities says they’ve removed the gate for restoration. “The ornamental artwork was in severe disrepair and posed a safety hazard to adjoining businesses and the general public. The Dragon’s Gate was created by Atlanta-based artist Andrew Crawford in 2007— as way of camouflaging and beautifying an otherwise drab alley corridor that housed trash bins and served as a service entrance. A conservator will restore it, and the goal is to return in in 2015.”

It was a beauty so hopefully it will return one day:

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From Dec. 2011

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