What You're Saying

A selection of writings and thought pieces reflecting the variety of opinions on the issue of Building Height in Washington, DC. Selected articles do not reflect the opinion and policy perspective of the National Capital Planning Commission and the District of Columbia Office of Planning.

Are Tall Buildings Bad For Downtown?
by Michael Lewyn
Planetizen (March 17, 2013)

Keeping the Lid on D.C.: Build Better, Not Just Bigger
by Edward T. McMahon
Urban Land (March 15, 2013)

Interview with NCPC Chairman L. Preston Bryant
Federal News Radio (March 12, 2013)

What Can D.C. Learn From European Building Heights?
by Aaron Wiener
Washington City Paper (March 6, 2013)

Study to Allow Taller Buildings in DC? (VIDEO)
by Tom Sherwood
NBC News 4 (March 5, 2013)

The Urbanist Case for Keeping D.C.'s Height Restrictions
by Kaid Benfield
The Atlantic Cities (November 19, 2012)

Doing the Math on the Cost of the D.C. Height Limit
by Matt Yglesias
Slate (November 12, 2012)

In the Capital, Rethinking Old Limits on Buildings
by Sabrina Tavernise
New York Times (November 3, 2010
)

Energy and D.C.'s Height Restrictions
by Shalom Baranes
Urban Land (October 28, 2010)

After 100 Years, Height Act Still Something to Treasure
by Larry Beasley
Washington Business Journal (June 7, 2010
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