How D.C. could look if the height restriction changes
The D.C. Office of Planning has paired up with the National Capital Planning Commission to explore the potential of altering the federal Height of Buildings Act of 1910, which has defined the District's skyline for nearly a century. With limited space for expansion and a growing population, the city is studying different ways to potentially change the height limit while preserving the distinct horizontality of the monumental skyline. Read related article.
Raise the height limit citywide
SOURCE: Drawings from Skidmore, Owings & Merrill via the D.C. Office of Planning. GRAPHIC: Emily Chow and Gene Thorp - The Washington Post. Published Sept. 13, 2013.
NOTE: Each plan limits the exploration to high and medium density areas, excluding federal properties, historic sites, low density historic districts, all low density residential areas, public facilities and institutions. SOURCE: Drawings from Skidmore, Owings & Merrill via the D.C. Office of Planning.