In reply to: An Architectural Defense of D.C.'s Boxy Buildings - CityLab
Call it the virtue of architectural monotony: a relentless horizontality where commercial canyons recede into the distance. One stretch of cliff might be granite, another one concrete or tile or glass. But as the city’s core has filled up in recent decades, the materials have come to serve as seemingly interchangeable wrappings for squat containers of leasable space.
The result? An awkward yet oddly endearing terrain where, absolutely, the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.