"We wanted to do something different"
2015 marks the 50th anniversary of a landmark in urban planning: Washington, DC’s town within a city known as the Watergate.
By Gary Parker
Too big. Too tall. Too modern. Too different.
Everything about the Watergate, the town within a city on the banks of the Potomac, was revolutionary. Hard to imagine now, when the brass ring of urban building is the grand mixed-use project (like the dazzling CityCenterDC – a 21st-century version of the Watergate).