The panorama here shows the landscape surrounding the MPD HQ as if you just walked out of the front doors. The area is clearly more pedestrian friendly than car friendly since there is little public parking. Furthermore, the MPD HQ awkwardly lies in the judiciary square area. While the building is roughly the same shape and size as the ones around it, the design appears more totalitarian than the buildings around it. The District of Columbia Court across the street, for example, has features that mirror the Greek acropolis. Other buildings in the area share similarities with the District of Columbia Court building. The MPD HQ, on the other hand, has a minimalist design which sets it apart and shows the intent of a different purpose.
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