Historic Southwest Waterfront
Washington’s Southwest waterfront has morphed from a small collection of late 18th-century brick buildings along the Potomac River to a large group of mid-1960s structures of steel and concrete. In between, the riverside has been the site of a conflagration during the War of 1812, the execution of the “Lincoln Conspirators,” a clinic providing medical treatment to neighbors regardless of race or economic status, and a peaceful Mid Century public park. Most recently, development team Hoffman-Madison Marquette launched an enormous construction project called The Wharf. By replacing charmless urban renewal era real estate with brand new mixed use buildings, the developers hope to create that which eluded its predecessors: a lively, vibrant destination for locals and visitors alike.
"I have done a lot of Washington Walks and they are always interesting and informative. This one was especially interesting - a chance to experience a new development and a great destination...The New DC Wharf is really something and I recommend it and this tour." - TripAdvisor reviewer
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