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Here are a few pics I took of DC. If you have any to share please post them here.

9/11 flag from the Pentagon.

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Old Post Office building. What a gem.

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A few pics to depict the density.

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thanks... I love visiting the World War II memorial. And the view from the top of the Old Post Office is fantastic. Makes DC almost look like an older European city!

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My pictures will probably be disappointing... but I worked over 60 hours in 4 1/2 days on the restoration of a home in Georgetown, and I never really had an opportunity to get our and take pics on the street level.

I was able to take pics from the rooftop terrace of the mammoth 5-story house though...

here's a few, hope it will suffice

Rosslyn skyline

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Washington Monument...

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That's all I'll post for now.. a lot of the pictures came out like crap for some reason....

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It is amazing how dense even some of the burbs are. Would you consider Rosslyn a burb? That is just across the water from DC right?

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Here are some pics I took of a Downtown DC on MLK day.

Washington Monument

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New Newseum, interactive museum to journalism. Newseum currently in Rosslyn, will relocate to Downtown DC I believe in 2007.

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Office Building near Chinatown.

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Nice pics Skylinefan.

1. The mall looks pretty deserted in that pic of of the Monument.

2. I can't wait to check out the new newseum. Looks like a big building. Any idea on how tall?

3. I really like the facade of the office building in China Town. :thumbsup:

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Nice pics Skylinefan.

1. The mall looks pretty deserted in that pic of of the Monument.

2. I can't wait to check out the new newseum. Looks like a big building. Any idea on how tall?

3. I really like the facade of the office building in China Town. :thumbsup:

Thanks guynvb, I took the photo of the mall around 11:00am on a holiday. The Newseum website states that the structure will be 600,000 sq ft. of museum, offices, conference rooms, and retail. I believe the structure will be 6 or 7 stories high.

Here is a rendering from the Freedom Forum's Newseum webpage:

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Here's some more!

Reagan Bldg

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Water fountain in front of the Capitol

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From the Botanical Gardens, past the American Indian Museum and towards the Washington Monument

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The Old Smithsonian Bldg

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This weekend I took a trip up to the DC area so here a few pics from that trip.

We begin where I parked my car, at the Van Dorn station in Alexandria. Typical older apartment complexes.. :sick: but it is was neat to see the train with Norfolk Southern emblazened on the side.

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Waiting for the Metro. You can see the George Washington Masonic National Memorial in the distance.

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Waiting to transfer to the Red Line.

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And finally I make it to the National Building Museum on "F' Street NW.

A brief history of the building -

In was designed in 1881 by a civil engineer and US Army General, Montgomery C. Meigs. Originally intended to house the Pension Bureau, the Italian Renaissance-style building was occupied by government offices before it became this private, nonprofit institution. It was built between 1882-1887 at a cost of $886,614.. materials included 15,500,000 bricks. Today the museum is a major forum for the exchange of ideas and information relevant to all building issues -- including everything from managing suburban growth to revitilizing urban centers.

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The building is amazing inside with tall columns from floor to ceiling.

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Amazing detail.

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An amazing model of the Lincoln Memorial.

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Great pics! Boy it's a different world up there! I haven't been in a couple years and I didn't have time to really look around. And look at all the cranes! I always wondered how they constructed them... I have yet to witness one go up.

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A few more...

I snapped this pic from inside the museum. Construction cranes are everywhere!

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An outside view.

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Later, the cab of the crane is lowered onto a truck.

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One of numerous eateries.

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I think this was 9th Street but don't hold me to it.

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Putting the booms together.. so cool watching this.

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I ate at Chintatown Express which the Washingtonian magazine praised as a bargain eatery. Yummy.

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Typical DC street scenes.

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Hope you enjoyed. I had a great time in DC.

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If all those cranes were in Richmond, we'd have a heart attack! :P

A buddy of mine lives in the area and once he counted over 25 cranes hovering over the city!

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