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  1. Anonymous

    Has Sursum Corda been demolished yet? Need to get rid of that one too, asap.

  2. fourthandeye

    I’m not entirely sure if it has. I’m hoping this abandoned Golden Rule supermarket on K Street will also be redeveloped into something.

  3. Anonymous

    Sursum Corda is still standing. I think there was some problem with the tenants not having enough notification time (but am not 100% sure on that).

  4. Anonymous

    culture watch ponders:

    Whenever I read descriptions about the filthy deplorable un-police-able conditions at Temple Ct./Sursum; I get the impression some would pin this on the city(??)somehow? It’s as if it’s all to be blamed on some other alien life force?? God forbid anyoe blame or critique the lawless residents associated with the long-standing living hell??

    Yet we continue to hear… ad nauseum….all the buzz and concern we must have some massive welfare warehouse to replace what’s about to disappear?? What do we ever learn from these miserable billion-dollar mistakes???

    Mixed economies are the answer; and a critical balance of market rate housing is a blessing. Brace yourselves; it might upset the tradition of vicious crime and urine soaked elevators and hallways, however.

    Or is this some wonderful tradition we need to coddle and duplicate??

    If we ignore REALLY bad behavior long enough…does it become rich DC culture???

    Market rate housing and people who pay taxes have saved our formerly decrepit downtown district among other DC places.

    Denying this is akin to crapping in one’s own shiny loafers.

  5. Anonymous

    Somewhat off topic, but does anyone know what happened in front of Museum Square on K Street last night. Tons of police cars out there with their lights on at about 2 a.m.

  6. fourthandeye

    @Anon 10:44

    Don’t know, but you could inquire on the MPD-1D listserv. MPD will often field questions of that nature.

  7. PedsRDinDC

    Sorsum Corda has a different legal satus than Temple Courts- the tenants also have ownership rights. The owner’s association has a choice to sell and leave or continue to own and have a right of return. They can’t come to a consensus about what to do.

    But I did drive by today and some them demolishing part of Temple Court.

  8. Horse

    I Love Temple Courts!!! I lived there from 1985 – 2005, and believe it when I say it prepared me for everything life’s been throwing at me. Ask anyone who grew up there. It was a strugle, but going thru some of the things that went on there helps me cope with times like these.

    I swear I could write a book about it and u wouldnt believe some of the things we saw or went thru. Like people falling from the 10th and 7th floors high off pcp, I saw a baby fall from the 8th when I was really young, that was sad. Some of the crimes that went on in the high rise u just couldnt make up. Have u ever seen the Wire on HBO? Thats Temple Courts but living in the high rise was more gritty than the wire.

    It also had good fun moments, to this day I still crack up at things we used to do. I miss the block parties, the old heads drinking, playing bones and bid wisk. Aww man I miss playing QB for the youngins yelling “Horse I’m open”. I miss those days just hanging out on the block chilling, laughing, and joking. Man we had fun.

    I Love u Temple Courts!!!! 33K for life, Rest in Paradise…