Height Limits May Improve Urban Fabric

How have D.C.’s height limits influenced its urban design?

Height limits, first introduced by George Washington, still regulate the skyline of the nation’s capital allowing for some pleasant urban design side effects. Streets remain sunny and airy, unblocked by the shadows of tall skyscrapers. Neighborhood centers are flourishing. And architecture strives to find creative ways to make the best use of the space allowed.

Thanks to Janet Boyko

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