Incredibly Creepy Video Tour Of Abandoned Asylum [Curbed] The most disturbing part is the door that says, “Do not open: dead inside.” (A few of my exes should get that as a tattoo.)
Renters In Expensive Cities Happier Than Renters In Cheaper Cities [AP] Makes sense, really: sure, it’s cheaper to live in Wichita, but there aren’t any bike lanes, coffee shops, or good restaurants in Wichita, either. That’s why it’s cheaper there. (Note: I will continue to complain about my rent, regardless.)
Inner City Redensification: A Village On The Roof [Architizer] Vienna is a bit older than DC, yes (by about two millennia!), and so space is much tighter there, but still – maybe something like this is in our future? I’m all for it, if it looks this cool.
A DC Housing Reporter’s Development Wishlist [Washington City Paper] More metro lines, renaming neighborhoods, moving libraries – all sensible suggestions, but as long as we’re making unrealistic suggestions, can I submit “classify all diagonal avenues as “bike only”? Seriously though, think about it!
DC’s Luxury Real Estate Takes A Price Hit [DC Inno] The top 5% of the real estate market is, apparently, selling for less than it was a year ago. This never would’ve happened if Mitt Romney was president!