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Washington, also known as the District of Columbia (DC), is the capital of the United States of America, the official residence of the President of the United States. Washington is located on the east coast, not far from the sea, about 50 km. All major institutions have their headquarters in Washington (Congress, Supreme Court, federal departments and agencies, etc..). The city was built, inspired by the park of Versailles, thus honoring the French who had helped in the war of independence.
The Capitol or the Capitol is the seat of the U.S. Congress. It 's a huge building that is located on Capitol Hill and is the point that divides the area into quadrants of Washington. The Capitol is in neoclassical style, the design of which was followed by several architects. The huge central dome is the view of the most photographed, and above it there is a bronze statue of Liberty. The north wing is the seat of the senate, the southern home to the House of Representatives.
The Washington Monument is a marble obelisk dedicated to George Washington, first president of the United States. The Monument is the tallest building in the city, 169 meters far. The Washington Monument is made up of blocks of marble, granite and sandstone and built since 1848, with the laying of the cornerstone on July 4 of that year. Finished building forty years later, because of the war and lack of funds, at the time was the tallest building in the world, surpassing the Cathedral of Cologne, who had held the record. In 1889, shortly after, the Washington Monument lost record against the Eiffel Tower.
The Lincoln Memorial is a monument in honor of Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth president of the United States in the structure resembles a Doric temple, and Lincoln is portrayed seated. In this place were speeches then passed into history as one of Martin Luther King: "I have a dream" ... The Lincoln Memorial is an important that it is open to the public twenty-four hours a day.
National Air Space Museum
The National Air and Space Museum (NASM), Smithsonian Institute houses the largest collection of aircraft and spacecraft in the world as well as research center for science and technology of aeronautics and everything related to this sector. The aircraft on display are original, some are copies of well-made. Consider that in 2003 the museum was the most visited in the world, 9 million hits a year!
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a monument in memory and in honor of those killed during the war in Vietnam. To date, there are many relatives of victims who still go to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to pay tribute to them. Unfortunately the monument during its construction, was the subject of controversy. The memorial is divided into three structures: three statues of three soldiers, the Vietnam Women's Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.
World War II Memorial
The National World War II Memorial is a memorial dedicated to the fallen of World War II. It 'was recently opened, May 29, 2004, and wants to honor the nation that fought during the war and 16 million Americans under it and the nearly half million who died. The World War II Memorial is built around the older Rainbow Pool and its square is surrounded by 56 granite columns. The Freedom Wall, nearby, is the freedom wall decorated with 4,000 sculpted gold stars on hand (one every 100 Americans are killed between 1941 and 1945).