Saturday, November 24, 2007


Southwest corner of the D.C. Convention Center.
In the far right side of the picture is a woman who hawks the Washington Post five days a week.

Several years ago, in an effort to attract more tax revenue to the city, a new, state-of-the-art convention center was built on Massachusetts Avenue and the old convention center was partially razed and then imploded. This is the southwestern most corner of the new center. It was hoped that the new center would revitalize the neighborhood around, but urban renewal has been slow to arrive in the area. It's also expensive to host a show in Washington, D.C., and hotel space is at a premium. Currently, there's talk of building more hotels, which would make this venue more attractive to organizations and exhibitors.

Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential, 11/07

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