D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (left) and D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray unveiled the glass-enclosed, carpeted pavilion with a banner outside proclaiming, "A more perfect union must include full Democracy in D.C." (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (left) and D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray unveiled the glass-enclosed, carpeted pavilion with a banner outside proclaiming, "A more perfect union must include full Democracy in D.C." (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)