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FJ Abarca
FJ Abarca • 2 years ago

Pierre Charles L’Enfant’s plan for the layout of the nation’s capital. In addition to his layout of streets & public spaces, the code included specific details on street width. “Every Grand transverse Avenue, & every principal divergent one, such as the comunication [sic] from the President’s House to the Congress House etc. are 160 feet in breadth and thus divided: 10 feet of pavement on each side; 30 feet of gravel walk planted with trees on each side; 80 feet in the middle for carriage way.”

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