National Park Service: “America’s Main Street,” Pennsylvania Avenue, Listed Among Nation’s Endangered Spaces
Denying the United States’ “banana republic” status is becoming impossible. The nation’s finances are in shambles, and the citizenry is being soaked in currency devaluation and price inflation due to its heavy reliance on imports. Betokening of the trend, Washington’s Pennsylvania Avenue, home of the White House and the Capitol, will be listed among the nation’s endangered landscapes due to neglect and deferred maintenance by the National Park Service. Even the President lives in the Hood Now:
The nonprofit Cultural Landscape told the Associated Press Wednesday that water fountains rarely function, benches are broken and trees have been removed. In the 1960s, John F. Kennedy revitalized the area with the creation of small parks designed by top landscape architects. Little has been done to the historical avenue since. ”There really is this kind of very slow downward spiral that is happening,” said Charles Birnbaum, the group’s founding president.
Aside from a part of the road in front of the White House that was redesigned as a pedestrian plaza in 2004 for security purposes, “the lion’s share of the 1.2-mile stretch hasn’t been renewed,” Birnbaum said.
“We welcome the interest and support of the Cultural Landscape Foundation and the attention they can bring to this effort,” National Mal Superintendent Robert Vogel said.
Although the group has a history of reviving decayed spaces, will the US get behind a formidable renovation of the area as the fiscall cliff and austerity measures dominated the headlines at the beginning of the year? The Obama Regime is unlikely to mention any such renovation projects in the area before the election, and such projects won’t be on the top of the agenda for the new year either, as the government mulls massive cuts and increased taxes.