Chinatown – Washington’s Times Square?

October 21, 2013

The city approved the new signs last year after months of public debate over the request by Washington sports mogul Ted Leonsis to erect the animated billboards on the Seventh Street NW side of Verizon Center. Residents and community leaders said then that they feared the signs would be intrusive. The D.C. Council, however, unanimously backed the proposal, with some members saying it was necessary to replace outdated billboards in one of the city’s growing entertainment districts. Residents say the full-motion billboards are out of place in an area that is considered historic and that is home to the National Portrait Gallery. (WaPo)

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