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Washington DC Architecture Information : Buildings
US Architectural Development – American Capitol Architecture – District of Columbia Built Environment
page updated Aug 10, 2017
Washington DC Developments
District of Columbia Architectural Projects + Key New Property Designs, alphabetical:
Washington DC Architecture Designs – chronological list
1100 First Street Office
1730 Pennsylvania Avenue
2050 M Street in Washington DC
Aesop Shaw Store
Apple Store Carnegie Library Building
Czech Republic Embassy
National Mall Design Competition
National Desert Storm Veterans War Memorial Design
New Australian Embassy in Washington DC
New Washington Redskins Stadium
St. Elizabeths East Gateway Pavilion
Smithsonian Institution Master Plan
Student Center at Georgetown University, Washington, DC
The Capitol Building
The Weight of Sacrifice Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Union Square National Mall
US Capitol Visitor Center
Washington Convention Center
Washington DC Architects
Washington, D.C. Architecture Walking Tours
Washington Union Station Building
Washington Union Station Concourse
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American Architectural Developments
Washington D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, “the District”, or simply D.C., is the capital of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country’s East Coast. As permitted by the U.S. Constitution, the District is under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and is therefore not a part of any U.S. state.
The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the preexisting settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria. Named in honor of George Washington, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. In 1846, Congress returned the land originally ceded by Virginia and created a single municipal government for the remaining portion of the District in 1871.
Washington, D.C., had an estimated population of 646,449 in 2013, the 24th most populous place in the United States.
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