Demolition by Neglect
The Washington Post’s article on the problem of abandoned embassies on Mass ave mentions the DRC’s former embassy:
Congo vacated its New Hampshire Avenue embassy in 2004 because of disrepair. Renovations were planned, but a war that claimed almost 4 million lives made the project less than a priority…With its peeling paint, rotting windows and ever-weakening roof, the mansion is “a classic example of demolition by neglect,” the league wrote.
“Demolition by neglect.” Boy, if that doesn’t just sum it all up.