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Shaping the City: Developing the Southwest Waterfront

After nearly a decade of planning and proposals, developers have finally broken ground on D.C.'s Southwest Waterfront, an underused 27-acre site near the capital's most popular monuments. While the Wharf will retain some historic features such as the Maine Avenue fresh-fish market, plans call for new restaurants, shops and hotels that will bring city life directly to the water’s edge. It’s an ambitious "urban renewal" project that has unsuccessful historic precedents. So how will the new development differ from similar projects in Baltimore and National Harbor? And what challenges remain in integrating the waterfront with the architectural landscape of Washington, D.C?

A Look At The Future Of The Southwest Waterfront

All images courtesy of Hoffman-Madison

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Taking Great Photos On Vacation Or "Staycation" (Rebroadcast)

Professional photographers give us the latest on cameras, smart phones and shooting tips for great vacation photos this summer -- and every day.

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Are Women Better Tasters Than Men?

Many in the wine and beer industry claim women have a keener sense of smell, and thus taste, than do men. Sensory scientists who've tackled this question say there's something to this.
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The Influence Of The Latino Vote in 2016

In 2016, an estimated 13.1 million Latino voters are expected to cast a ballot. The growing influence of the Latino vote and who makes up this demographic.

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Taking Great Photos On Vacation Or "Staycation" (Rebroadcast)

Professional photographers give us the latest on cameras, smart phones and shooting tips for great vacation photos this summer -- and every day.

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