Monumental Mistakes: Blocked Sidewalks

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August 21, 2001, 6:00 AM PDT

By Abhijeet Chavan @

"I must say that I am impressed with all the building activity downtown. Not the architecture, necessarily, but the activity.Walking downtown, however, is not an impressive experience.A simple message, 'Sidewalk Closed, Use Other Walk,' has become required reading for all citizens and visitors in the commercial core of the nation's capital."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

Wednesday, August 15, 2001 in The Washington Post

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