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Re: Nationals Park Questions
« Reply #1326: February 11, 2019, 04:51:38 PM »
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Re: Nationals Park Questions
« Reply #1327: February 11, 2019, 05:43:56 PM »
A 14-foot wall along the Anacostia River in D.C.’s Navy Yard could potentially become a staple in the fast-growing neighborhood, Bloomberg reports. The Navy is considering whether to build a wall to protect against rising sea levels — a growing threat in Navy Yard and the D.C. region  ....

https://wtop.com/dc/2019/02/navy-considers-14-foot-wall-in-navy-yard-to-fight-rising-sea-levels/
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« Reply #1328: February 11, 2019, 05:46:10 PM »
Valuable wall-building training.

You're bad.    :lol:

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« Reply #1329: February 11, 2019, 06:44:02 PM »
You're bad.    :lol:

Maryland will pay for it. :couch:

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Re: Nationals Park Questions
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Re: Nationals Park Questions
« Reply #1331: February 12, 2019, 08:43:12 AM »
If you click through, there's a map of flood zones in downtown DC.  Looks like Nats Park is above the 500 year (.2% annual) flood zone.

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« Reply #1332: February 12, 2019, 11:23:10 AM »
If you click through, there's a map of flood zones in downtown DC.  Looks like Nats Park is above the 500 year (.2% annual) flood zone.

Mindfact  ...   Isn't the playing field below river level?    I thought I read something like this during construction of the Park.    I know it's below street level.


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Re: Nationals Park Questions
« Reply #1333: February 12, 2019, 01:50:36 PM »
Dunno. What matters is whether they can block incoming water by shutting doors that are low so the 1st base side is effectively a flood wall.

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« Reply #1334: February 12, 2019, 01:57:41 PM »
Dunno. What matters is whether they can block incoming water by shutting doors that are low so the 1st base side is effectively a flood wall.

I'll investigate at the first home stand.    :)

OT     At least once a year at Nats' Park and anytime I hit an out of town stadium, I take a pre-game walk around the location.

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« Reply #1335: February 12, 2019, 03:03:27 PM »
Unfortunately, a lot of the great views from the upper deck are now blocked by buildings that lack any redeeming architectural value.  I used to love going to the top of the ramps on the 1st base side and looking across the Anacostia, down to the confluence* and out towards DCA.  That, and being able to see the Capitol from a bunch of spots.  No go no more.

* not The Confluence.  There is only one The Confluence, which is in W. Pa.

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« Reply #1336: February 12, 2019, 04:42:12 PM »
The architecture of the new construction around the ballpark generally runs from "meh" to full-on  :spaz:

The SS Half Street is awful - but not the worst.
Unfortunately, a lot of the great views from the upper deck are now blocked by buildings that lack any redeeming architectural value.  I used to love going to the top of the ramps on the 1st base side and looking across the Anacostia, down to the confluence* and out towards DCA.  That, and being able to see the Capitol from a bunch of spots.  No go no more.

* not The Confluence.  There is only one The Confluence, which is in W. Pa.

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« Reply #1337: February 13, 2019, 08:52:16 AM »
The architecture of the new construction around the ballpark generally runs from "meh" to full-on  :spaz:
I think that applies to nearly all new construction in DC these days.