DC's Height Restrictions On Buildings Are Hurting America

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Bipartisanship is rare in these polarised days. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., is breaking from the mould by working with Washington, D.C.’s long-suffering semi-representative Eleanor Holmes Norton and Mayor Vince grey on relaxing Congress’ strict curtailment of tall buildings in the nation’s capital.It’s an excellent idea. Indeed, if there’s a problem with Issa’s proposal to add a floor or two to downtown buildings, it is that it’s much too mild. The District of Columbia, the larger region, and the country as a whole would be better off with an even bolder plan that brought true skyscrapers to D.C.’s central business district.

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