Marionberry wrote:Flips88 wrote:hipstermafia wrote:Moxie wrote:And tall buildings does not a city make.
I was going to say that it's law that nothing can be taller than the Washington Monument, but a google search reveals that to be just an urban legend. Who knew?
Either way, I like DC a lot because it doesn't have all the skyscrapers. It's a big city without the suffocating concrete jungle feel of NYC. You can walk around and see the sky everywhere.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heights_of ... ct_of_1910 ?
What is this horseshit Wikipedia? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Monument "It is still the tallest building in Washington, D.C.; the Heights of Buildings Act of 1910 restricts new building heights to no more than 20 feet (6.1 m) greater than the width of the adjacent street. (There is a popular misconception that the law specifically states that no building may be taller than the Washington Monument, but in fact the law makes no mention of it.)"
ETA: and now I see I totally glossed over the mentioning of the bill earlier haha. still early. I guess it's a myth that it specifically states the Washington Monument as the cap.