Alexandria Waterfront

May 27, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

During my visit to NOVA I did a quick walkabout on the waterfront of Old Town Alexandria. On the land-side, the changes are really dramatic; new and architecturally cool buildings are rising up rapidly and the skyscape is quite different. I'm betting that the folks who had riverviews that now have building views are NOT completely happy. Last to change has been the waterside. One old dock, where I took pictures of the USCG Cutter Eagle a couple of years ago, is now the home of what looks like a high end bar and restaurant but most of the water structures are failing. Methinks Old Town is morphing into the likes of Georgetown, not that the change is bad, changing isn't bad, just different than what I'd had for the thirty-five years I'd lived in the region. The old structures days are probably numbered.

DockWreckage of DockOld dock in Old Town Alexandria, closed and crumbling DocksOld Town DocksCollapsing docks in Old Town Alexandria. Potomac RiverPotomac River from Old TownLooking across Potomac from Old Town Alexandria  


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