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Shaping The City: Architecture And Empty Spaces

Washington is experiencing an ongoing development boom, with parking lots and empty storefronts giving way to multi-story apartment buildings and big-box retail all over the region. But does a hot real estate market allow for unbuilt spaces like public plazas, community gardens and single-story structures? We explore how city planners, residents, and private developers negotiate what does -- and doesn't -- get built.

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