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Washington D.C.—Nation’s Capital. Gordon Slethaug . Monumentality and the Urban Skyline. Spiro Kostof, The City Shaped Traditionally, civic and religious buildings dominated skylines, creating a central cultural core
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Washington D.C.— Nation\'s Capital Gordon Slethaug

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Monumentality and the Urban Skyline Spiro Kostof, The City Shaped Traditionally, municipal and religious structures overwhelmed horizons, making a focal social center The Germans right on time in the 20 th Century sought after a stadtkrone, a predominant working in the cityscape that would remain for mutual life and the yearnings of society as of late, money related foundations, the media, retail establishments, and even loft structures contend to command the horizon.

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Washington D.C Washington D.C. has a focal center, overwhelmed by the Capitol and the Washington Monument and remaining for the American national character. We could call this a stadtkrone , a city crown It is sorted out essentially around the purported Washington Mall

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Washington D.C. Had been a bog, possessed by Algonquian Indians, and after that home to different estates Washington D.C. was picked in 1790 to be the capital at a point mid-route between the North and the South Supposed to be a national city, free of provincial and state legislative issues, consequently "Region"

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Washington D.C. Significant Pierre Charles L\'Enfant planned the city (Paris was composed 60 years after the fact along the lines of Washington D.C.) Original arrangement incorporated the White House (started 1792) and the Capitol (started 1793)

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The Capitol—1793-1807 William Thornton won the opposition for the Capitol Building\'s configuration in 1793, and included one structure for the House of Representatives and one for the Senate with a substantial Rotunda between. The structures were done in 1807 The space was augmented and the present rotunda worked in 1863, typically amidst the Civil War

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The Capitol

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Washington D.C. Legislative center and White House worked in the traditional Greco-Roman style An in vogue style in the 18 th century Ideological design: Athens, Greece considered the origination of popular government, and the Emperor Augustus of Rome the person who brought arrange out of the tumult after Julius Caesar\'s death and introduced a time of reason and great run the show. Consequently, the 18 th century is known as the period of reason, the verse "Augustan," and the engineering neo-established Neo-traditional design intended to take after established design, contingent upon standards of adjust, nearness of segments, utilization of downplayed tastefulness, and other traditional signs

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The White House—South Portico—1800

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The White House—North Portico

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The White House Construction started in 1792 Designed by James Hoban, an Irish American self-trained planner Supposed to be sufficiently significant to mirror the president\'s office, yet not sufficiently royal to be a royal residence.

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The Washington Mall 1793—imagined by Pierre Charles L\'Enfant as a meeting place for the masses and was to be fixed with noteworthy social structures Mid-19 th Century—used to eat steers for US troops in Civil War, then as area for warriors themselves Late 19 th Century—the site of railroad tracks prompting the Smithsonian Institution 1901—composed and administered by Commission of Fine Arts headed by engineers Burnham, McKim, Olmsted, and St. Gaudens

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The Washington Mall Part of the City Beautiful Movement and the trendy Beaux Arts engineering and the ramifications of Social Darwinism Commission on Fine Arts needed to allude to the past neo-established design, respect the establishing fathers, and add something integral Decided to include the Lincoln Memorial and the Jefferson Memorial to the Washington Monument in a vital example First stage finish in 1922 with the development of the Lincoln Memorial

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Washington Mall The Beaux Arts style (neo-traditional structures with luxurious Renaissance embellishments) likewise supplemented the current neo-established style of the White House and Capitol

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The Washington Mall

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Washington Mall Laid out on a North-South/East-West hub North-South hub: the White House denote the north, the Jefferson Memorial (1943) marks the south, and the Washington Monument the middle East-West hub: the Capitol denote the east, the Lincoln Memorial the west, and the Washington Monument the inside

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Washington Monument— 1884

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Washington Monument When finished in 1884, the tallest structure on the planet—555 feet, twice as high as the Capitol Patterned after Egyptian pillars and changed by neo-established effortlessness to show pride The monolith was a most loved neo-established outline, maybe speaking to antiquated roots to the common society

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Lincoln Memorial—1922

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Lincoln Memorial

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Lincoln Memorial—1922 Washington consider the rule establishing father and creator of America and Lincoln the guard of flexibilities and unifier of North and South Daniel Chester French\'s statue of Lincoln commands within together with Gettysburg Address and the Second Inaugural Address Frequent place for open exhibitions for social liberties, including Martin Luther King and African Americans and also ladies\' and gay rights bunches

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Jefferson Memorial—1943

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Jefferson Memorial—1943 Memorializes the third president of the United States, the creator of the "Affirmation of Independence," and the compel behind the Louisiana Purchase (1803) Surrounded by Japanese cherry trees, considered the post-card picture of Washington Design in light of Jefferson\'s own compositional arrangements for his own particular house (Monticello) and the University of Virginia

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Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center—1998

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Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center—1998 First elected structure intended for government and private utilize What does this say in regards to American belief system in the late 20 th and mid 21 st hundreds of years?

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What Does the Capital City Say About American Civil Society? A city of reason and adjust? Neo-traditional roots A city to show Americans the estimations of good government? Beaux Arts increases Modern augmentations: just expanding on customs? A magnificent city?

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