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Yards Park Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
September 7, 2010
A whole lot of city and federal dignitaries and a whole lot of development bigwigs gathered for the ribbon cutting at the Yards Park
on the banks of the Anacostia River a few blocks east of Nationals Park
The Yards Park's entrance plaza at Third Street, SE, looking south toward the Anacostia River.
The view of the pedestrian bridge, the light tower, the boardwalk, and more, looking east toward the Navy Yard.
The light tower, with the DC fireboat John Glenn adding some sparkle to the proceedings.
The park's two iconic structures, on a gorgeous day.
The pedestrian bridge, with DC Water's main pumping plant and Nationals Park to the west.
Plantings on the east side of the bulkhead, along with the Douglass Bridge and the view down the Anacostia and Potomac rivers to Alexandria. (The trash was skimmed up by DC Water a little while later.)
The Canal Basin, the fountains and waterfall, and the eastern edge of the Great Lawn, as seen from the bridge.
The view from the Overlook toward the Great Lawn, the Bridge, and points west.
The light tower, looking down river.
The park's eastern end, to be known as the River Street Gardens, not quite ready for the public.
Looking up at the bridge from the boardwalk.
The view of the river from beneath the pedestrian bridge.
A closer view of the fountains and the waterfall at the Third Street entrance plaza, along with the Canal Basin.
Ward 6 council member Tommy Wells arrives in style, along with Capitol Riverfront BID executive director Michael Stevens.
Forest City Washington head Deborah Ratner Salzburg talking to Tommy Wells and Michael Stevens.
The podium, with DC delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton at the microphone, with the light tower and the bridge in the background.
[Insert DC Mayoral Race pithy reference here.]
This was probably the biggest crowd on hand for a non-ballpark-related opening in the neighborhood. The weather probably helped.
The media was in full force as well.
DC council chair Vince Gray reacts when finding out it was okay to walk on the grass.
Cutting the ribbon.
Channel 4 reporter Tom Sherwood hard at work.
The DC fireboat again, a nice addition to the already stunning tableau.
Looking north up Third Street from the pedestrian bridge, at the Canal Basin and the waterfall and fountains.
Another view of the basin, along with the Foundry Lofts apartment building currently under construction and the Lumber Shed (which will remain without walls for now, but will eventually be a glass-enclosed retail space).
The view north along what would be the line of New Jersey Avenue if it extended south of Tingey Street.
Another look across the Great Lawn, on the western edge of the park.
Zooming along the boardwalk to see the light tower and the overlook, and Nationals Park.
A good view of how the pedestrian bridge crosses the basin, but how the boardwalk does as well.
Close-up of the fountains.
The steps, along with the spot on the boardwalk where a stage will be set up for concerts.
Another view of the park's icons.
The Foundry Lofts building, newly festooned with signs announcing its delivery in Fall 2011.
Looking northwest from the boardwalk at the steps, the overlook, and the Lumber Shed.
Ground-level view of the Canal Basin.