Art: The Army Raises a Ghost

The fastest-growing city in the U.S. is also the most rigidly planned. That situation makes for trouble, and last week Washington got it—a sizzling row over the War Department's scheme to move to Virginia and build itself the "largest office building in the world."

Booming Washington knows no boom like the Army's. Its 24,000 clerks infest office buildings in every cranny of the capital. For major bureau headquarters it has had to get along with the Munitions Building, a temporary warren built during World War I. Long ago a piece of land next to...

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