Six historic buildings in Washington, D.C. have been moved to make room for a new building, National Public Radio reports. The new project, which will be anchored by an 11-story building, will include the transplanted historic buildings.
The old buildings are located on the district's north-west K Street, home to D.C.’s thriving lobbying industry. The $200 million redevelopment project, anchored by the headquarters of the Association of American Medical Colleges, will repurpose the historic buildings as shops and restaurants.
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Tall buildings are an on-going issue in the capital. Advocates approached the District of Columbia recently about easing the height restrictions that have limited buildings in the nation's capital to 12 stories for more than a century.
Meanwhile, the Washington Monument is still under repair for the damages incurred from last year's earthquake.