Walking the Walk

This set of photos was taken on July 16, at 7:44 AM
The location was in Downtown Washington DC
The " Take It ! " Came as I realized this stretch of sidewalk was in its final stages of preparation to be reopened after having been closed off to the public for a number of years.  The reason for the closure was the construction of buildings on three square blocks out of the footprint that used to be the convention center for the city.  The city has built a great new center a few blocks away.  These new buildings include: one block of offices, the second block are apartments and the final block are condominiums.  The vibrancy that this combination will bring to this part of the city will truly be amazing.  
The " After Take "  It has been a source of a number years of fascination watching the evolution of this part of the property.  To see the old convention center be torn down, sit for a number of years as a paved over parking lot while the usage was sorted out, then the construction of this part of the plot reaching for completion has been lots of fun.  At one time this project had six construction cranes working in harmony.  It was the most I had ever seen in one location.  
Who is to say what the final touch is that signifies the completion of such an undertaking.  I think the reopening of the sidewalk is certainly one of them for it will mean that everyone that is walking next to the new structure will no longer be wearing a hard hat and the attire of those " Walking the Walk and Talking the Talk " will fit the occasion taking only the weather in mind.  
I hope to take a walk on this side of the street on the first day they reopen it.  But if for some reason I do not find myself there on that opening day - I will do so just as soon as I can.   It will be a pleasure to enjoy being in step with this bit of history.
Best wishes to each of you as you Talk the Talk and Walk the Walk in each day.

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Comments: 5
  • #1

    Gabe (Monday, 09 September 2013 16:01)

    I wonder if anyone got their initials in the cement anywhere.

  • #2

    Sf1967 (Monday, 09 September 2013 16:02)

    Looks pretty good, quality work.

  • #3

    Livin4love (Monday, 09 September 2013 16:03)

    This was a great read. Good luck on your walk.

  • #4

    Jim (Monday, 09 September 2013 16:40)

    Great scenery, great story.

  • #5

    Sally (Monday, 09 September 2013 16:44)

    The evolution of property in cities is an interesting topic. I hope you find your walk!