Let folks know that there’s someone on the metro randomly pepper spraying people. He sprayed me right as he was getting off the train so I can’t identify him. I was on either the orange or silver line heading towards Virginia and sitting on the bench near the train door. The door opened at L’enfant Plaza and the guy sprayed me as he was getting off the train. Read More
“Metro has selected L’Enfant Plaza as the home for its new, centrally located headquarters building, the authority announced today. This week, Metro will begin a process to seeking final approval to purchase 300 7th Street SW – an existing, vacant office structure – as the replacement for its current HQ, the outmoded Jackson Graham Building in Northwest.
Formerly known as the Reporter’s Building, the new Metro HQ site will be stripped to its structural concrete and completely renovated to modern workplace standards, including new commercial amenities on the ground floor to activate the streetscape and benefit the surrounding community. Read More
Thanks to Shubha J for sending:
“L’Enfant Plaza eatery update: Rice Bar to replace Pie Five, which closed many months ago.”
What’s the best, current, lunch option in L’Enfant?
Thanks to Jonathan Padget for sending:
“This could be a nice addition to L’Enfant Plaza — utilizing lots of vacant space below the new International Spy Museum!”
You can see Forze’s website here.
429 L’Enfant Plaza SW
Thanks to Shubha J for sending: “Maizal, South American street food, opens in the L’Enfant Plaza food court
A reader reports:
“L’Enfant to Smithsonian area is taped down w/bomb dogs, rumor of a suspicious car.”
A reader reports:
“Tractor trailer misjudged the turn into the 395 ramp this morning. Lots of traffic is just sitting there, including a whole bunch of buses. Don’t drive to L’Enfant!”
@kimberlymconrad tweets us the photo above around 8:45am:
“Lights out at L’Enfant Plaza”
Around 8am @iamkatesmash tweeted us:
“@PoPville power outage at l’enfant plaza station, turnstiles and escalators not working”
@edwinb_dc telling it like it is at 9:15am:
“Well L’Enfant is fucked. 9th street exit is closed. Power outage. #dcmetro @PoPville”
Photo by PoPville flickr user Jim Havard
From a press release:
“The District of Columbia’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (DC HSEMA) released the Initial District of Columbia Report on the L’Enfant Plaza Metro Station Incident on January 12, 2015. Click below to view the report.”
“Today, the District of Columbia’s Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department released an initial report on Monday’s WMATA incident.”
“The FEMS operation concluded with the evacuation of more than 200 passengers from a six-car
Metro train, the transport of 84 patients to District hospitals, and the death of one person.
Approximately 110 FEMS personnel and 31 FEMS vehicles responded to the incident.”