The editor has heard several discussions over the last few years about putting something in those windows. Even advertizing, even though that's a bit capitalist. And probably the start of a slippery clope, ending with the Washington Mounment looking like Jimmy Johnson's 48.
But we have avoided that, nicely. Ms. Kimbel attended another meeting last night:
On another note, I went to the Convention Center discussion on the windows on M Street. I think they are going to start with “Heroes of Shaw” and have photos and vignettes on 6 of the more famous people who have lived here. There is some talk about doing holiday windows next December, but it would take some money, so may not happen. They hope to change the windows out every 6-10 months or so.
That many meetings is real work. However, it's good news.
One of the interesting things about all of the various meetings one attends over the years, and the presentations from the Office of Planning or whomever, is that most of the reasonable things finally happen. Eleventh Street has been a topic for a long time. Fixing the street itself may allow the development on Eleventh Street the editor heeard about many years ago to finally proceed. Convention Center windows? Many years of discussion, and some good people finally making it happen. The editor would like to know how the decision was finally reached, but will settle for the end result.