Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Chinatown Arch Gets a Facelift

A facelift at 23? For the Chinatown Gateway Arch, yes. Appears to be about time. The arch, which was built via a Beijing-Washington partnership in 1986, is one of the most prominent reminders that the you are indeed in DC's Chinatown. It does look a little weathered, so the DC Commission on the Arts an Humanities has tasked the original architecture firm to paint, replace rotting wood, and complete other upgrades. The relatively cheap job (under $300K) should be completed by summer's end. I'll try to get out for a few before and after photos.