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Every real protest movement needs a decent website, and now the opposition to an almost-approved $46 million tax abatement for the Marriott’s Edition hotel in our little corner of Adams Morgan has joined the anti-Walmart people in setting up an internet soapbox. It’s all in preparation for a forum on the issue put on by ANC 1C, taking place at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday in Mary’s Center, 2355 Ontario Road NW in the Church itself (ANC chairman and Councilmember Jim Graham‘s constituent services director Wilson Reynolds says bundle up, it’s cold in there).

In the mean time, take a gander at some of these two-year-old conceptual drawings, recently released by the developer, to get a sense of what the thing might look like. They’re calling it the “Devil Tower” in listserv chatter, but it reminds me more of the Standard Hotel in New York, which is a credit to its (admittedly very high-income) neighborhood.

View from the north.

View North from Champlain.