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Deck Over Interstate 395 Takes Shape

The project to deck over interstate 395 inside the District continues and new changes are visible daily on the large work site. The decking for what will be a platform holding new buildings and streets is starting to take shape just south of Massachusetts Ave NW between 2nd and 3rd Streets. And the construction of a new entrance portal to the soon to be underground highway has created a huge mess of traffic near the confluence of Mass Ave and H Street NW. As a new rider of the X series buses that pass through this area, I look forward to the eventual resolution of this temporary set-up. The name of the project is Capital Crossing and the builders look to complete the project by 2020. Project website.

H Street Sunset

Bladensburg Road NE

Then and Now: Chinatown

Then: 700 block of 7th St NW; August 1980
Now: 700 block of 7th St NW; March 2016

Starburst Plaza

"Pod Hotel" Rising in Chinatown

The Pod Hotel project has finally risen above ground level in Chinatown. The New York based hotel operator is bringing its signature tiny rooms to the Chinatown section of Penn Quarter at 627 H St NW. The hotel will eventually be 11 floors tall, with 245 keys. The rooms will be about 150 square feet, which doesn't seem that small to me? But, you can decide: Have a look at a singles pod at the Pod Hotel on 39th in Manhattan. The DC hotel is scheduled to open before the end of 2016.

Streetcar Opening: Photos

Cross-posted on The 42 Bus