The other day a commenter wrote in asking about some unusual action on the colossal lot downtown that once held the old convention center.
There are big plans to transform the space into, well, that lovely green and white rendering you see above—-housing, retail, office space, etc.
But, in the meantime, the lot is turning into a regular old sports mecca. On one side of the lot, the Washington Kastles will be playing in their 3,000-seat stadium, and on the other side of the lot, the Washington Post reported today, there’s going to be a trapeze school for the next four months! Here’s a bit more from the piece:
The temporary location, at H and Ninth streets, will provide a sidewalk show for four months, during which time passersby will be able to watch Washingtonians scream for their lives as they swing high above an asphalt parking lot — and a safety net, of course.
The school’s founder, Jonathon Conant, said he hopes to move after that to a permanent location in the Yards, near the Nationals’ baseball stadium in Southeast Washington.