The redevelopment project will transform the neighborhood east of Howard University with the addition of 600 housing units, a park, new commercial space, and expanded offices for the nearby Children's Hospital.
Cold War tensions escalated on August 12th, 1961 as Communist soldiers sealed off West Berlin with barbed wire barricades. In Washington, construction of a different sort was also underway that day, as the White House Signal Agency moved forward with a top secret communications facility in Tenleytown.
Henry Foxall came to Washington in 1800 with an armload of defense contracts and established a munitions plant on the banks of the Potomac. He was here at the personal request of Thomas Jefferson, who felt that the federal city needed its own cannon foundry.