There has been a lot of renovation and rebuilding going on in Washington DC; a city that has been much neglected for a decade or more. There are now signs that read, "This construction is because of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act", as road work is being done, among other much needed repairs. Neighborhoods that had been neglected for a long time as I said, were really scary places, havens for crime and gangs, or the ever growing homeless population. Now finally somebody has put people to work to solve these problems, creating income and so forth, in the construction of new apartment buildings and office space in a city where residential living was hard to find and costs a premium. There's only one problem. Many of the buildings are being constructed entirely of glass! I mean that people would be expected to live in a glass house, where anyone and everyone could see in, take pictures of them, or peer into their daily activities? What about the insulation? Anyone who sleeps near a lot of glass windows knows that glass is a terrible insulator; it's too cold in the winter, and glass amplifies the heat from the summer sun. I just wonder whose preposterous idea it was. I though it was funny at first, a few years ago, to see the first all glass buildings, but now there are numerous ones, sometimes entire city blocks, and many many different neighborhoods where residential high-rise buildings are constructed of glass from floor to ceiling. Could you imagine trying to put drapes on entire walls of glass?
Let's hear your feedback and comments, here on Newsvine, and for those who have not seen these buildings I might try to include some photographs in the future.