Bing Thom's audacious expansion of Washington, D.C.'s Arena Stage.

What we build.
Oct. 14 2010 7:17 AM

A Renaissance in Washington, D.C.

Part 2: How do you breathe new life into the U.S. capital's architecture? Hire a Canadian.

Slide Show: A Renaissance in Washington, D.C., Part 2. Click image to launch.

Click here to launch a slide-show essay on Washington D.C.'s Arena Stage.

Click here to read Part 1: Richard Rogers' dazzling addition to the capital's venerable Acacia Life Building.

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Witold Rybczynski is Slate's architecture critic His latest book is The Biography of a Building: How Robert Sainsbury and Norman Foster Built a Great Museum. Visit his Web site. Follow him on Twitter.