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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Building Codes v. Occupy D.C.

The Atlantic outlines the property dispute underlying the recent clash between the D.C. protesters and the police:

[O]ver the weekend . . . local occupiers decided to up the ante and their investment in the makeshift city by building a fairly substantial structure. The “Peoples’ Pentagon,” they called it: a 17-foot tall barn framed in 2-by-4s that was optimistically intended to house meetings and insulate cold protesters through the winter months. . . .  But here's the problem with protest architecture: Somewhere in between a temporary tent city and an actual building (requiring volunteer architects) lies a building code that applies to the entire city. And hard as they tried, D.C.’s occupiers, like so many do-it-yourself home improvers before them, ran right up against it.

Steve Clowney

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