The back of the MPD HQ is labeled the “Municipal Center” and faces C street. Similar to the rest of the building (at least in my opinion), this entrance is rather dull and unexciting. The doors specify that this entrance to the building is for employees only which makes this side of the building even less welcoming than the front (which already looks daunting). It appears that when the building was renamed after Henry J. Daly, only the front of the building was given new identification. I believe that this says a lot about the priorities of the D.C. government. Either that, or they didn’t have enough money to change the back of the building. Either way, the exterior of the building sends a message to the public suggesting that the headquarters itself can’t get it together.
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