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Most architects working today cherish the purity of a clean line and a plain, smooth surface—but not Amy Weinstein. If you’re walking around Capitol Hill and you see a building with a multicolored facade, elaborately worked railings, or bricks arranged in bold patterns, chances are it’s hers. Weinstein’s latest project, 700 Penn, is in Eastern Market. When it’s built, she will have remade three out of the four sites on that corner.

District architects used to call the corner of Connecticut Avenue and L Street NW downtown “Chloethiel’s corner,” after the late Chloethiel Woodard Smith, who designed three buildings there. Pennsylvania and 7th SE is Amy’s corner now.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

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  • Metro thinks cutting down on fare evaders will protect its staff and operators. [Post]

  • District-funded legal clinics help residents understand DACA ambiguity. [NBC4]

  • Planned Parenthood, Heritage Foundation face off over D.C.’s funding for reproductive health amendment. [Post]

  • On U.S. News and World Report’s list of top colleges, Georgetown holds tight at number 20 and Howard rises 14 spots to number 110. [DCist]

  • New Anacostia homeowner complains about home break-ins on social media, finally gets a response from MPD. [NBC4]

  • The playoffs haven’t started yet but the Nats’ 2018 schedule is already available. The season begins in Cincinnati on March 29. [WTOP]

  • Mystics lose first game of WNBA semifinals, 101–81. [ABC7]

  • Local and national newscasters turn out to celebrate Jim Vance’s life and career. [Post]

RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Jeffrey Anderson (tips? jeff.anderson@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Racine retires campaign debt, faces questions. [WAMU]

  • Sherwood on Vince Gray’s chances if he runs for mayor. [NBC4]

  • Schools chancellor emphasizes importance of emotional support for students. [WAMU]

  • Metro union seeks greater protection for bus operators. [NBC4]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? mcohen@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Two Inch Astronaut’s Sam Rosenberg interviews The EffectsDevin Ocampo. [Post-Trash]

  • Watch Priests cover the Rod Stewart classic “Young Turks.” [The AV Club]

  • One of The Wharf’s new venues, Pearl Street Warehouse, reveals initial lineup. [DC Music Download]

  • The National Arboretum’s original gate has been closed for 25 years and some residents think it’s time for it to reopen. [DCist]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips? lhayes@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • City Tap Dupont opens Oct. 2 with 40 draft beers and bar food. [WCP]

  • Nobudoesn’t matter. [Washingtonian]

  • How to celebrate Oktoberfest in D.C. [Post]

  • Where to eat near the Capital One Arena. [CSN]

  • These baristas really want to wear bathing suits. [Eater]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone (tips? agiambrone@washingtoncitypaper)

  • More D.C. home listings this year are producing a lower median price. [UrbanTurf]

  • Proposed mixed-use development on Wisconsin Avenue NW sees changes. [UrbanTurf]

  • Op-ed: Amazon has better places to look for a new headquarters. [Bloomberg]

  • Meanwhile, both Virginia and Maryland officials expect to bid for the project. [Curbed DC]

  • AIPAC requests zoning change to allow it to expand its D.C. headquarters. [Curbed DC]

  • $2 billion redevelopment for Smithsonian’s south campus set for 2022. [Curbed DC]

  • Parent company for D.C. developer considers a merger or sale for stock value. [WBJ]

  • A decades’ worth of the ten most expensive homes sold in the D.C. region. [WBJ]

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