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New Stadium Should Have Retractable Roof!
« Topic Start: July 24, 2005, 10:54:36 AM »
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LOL I cant see THAT FAR, so no, so I have no idea what's on the other side of the river... Tell me...



       The site of the new stadium is on what is called the southwest waterfront.  The Anacostia River has virtually no current and is barely a couple hundred yards wide.  On the other side is Southeast Washington which is one of the meanest and most crime filled areas on the east coast.

       So the Anacostia is not the Mississippi or even the Potomac.


Actually, this is not quite correct.  South Capitol Street is the dividing line between SW and SE Washington.  The new stadium site is on the SE side of South Capitol St, hence it is technically in SE Washington, as is the terrain directly across the river in Anacostia.

Conversely, you can be east of the Anacostia River. say in the Bolling Air Force Base complex, and be in Southwest.

When most folks refer to the Southwest waterfront, they are talking about the area where the Maine avenue seafood markets, and various restaurants reside.  These businesses are not on the Potomac or the Anacostia proper, but along an anomaly called the Washington Channel.

(And to reiterate my thoughts from a previous conversation with Pasqual, neither the Anacostia nor the Washington Channel area are suitable baptismal sites for his planned christening of Ricky Henderson.)