I usually just toss these out only on Twitter every so often, but after sneaking a peek at my February 10, 2007 photo gallery
(thanks to that "This Day In Near Southeast History" box on the JDLand home page), I thought that it merited an actual blog post.
Early 2007 is the optimum time for seeing the last vestiges of the old neighborhood west of New Jersey Avenue juxtaposed with the stampede of new construction. There's a lot of "holes in the sky" where we're now used to seeing 70/100 I, 909 New Jersey, Onyx, 100 M, 55 M, Velocity, and 1015 Half.
And there was this big project underway south of N Street:
There's a lot going on in the neighborhood once again these days, but it'll never be anything like 2007 and 2008. So check out both pages
of the gallery, and prepare to be amazed! (Or not.)
t might also be interesting to look at my gallery from one year later, Feb. 10, 2008
, to really get a sense of how much things changed in 12 months.