ANGLO AMERICA-U S A/Washington, D.C.

WORLD FAMOUS BUILDINGS

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From 'Explore worldwide'1999'. Treasure'A Quantum Book/1996 ,'Two & Half World Tour Guide'1993, '

 

United States Capitol
  
Washington, District of Columbia




 
Architect by Thornton-Latrobe-Charles Bulfinch(1763-1844) in 1793-1830. Building type was national government center and construction system was stone bearing masonry, cast iron dome. Climate is humid sub-tropical, contexted urban,Neoclassical style. Dome by Thomas Ustick Walter,1851-63. Photo by Gwangyong Park (#1), Byungho Yu (#2-4/2003).

 

White House
 
 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington,D.C.



 Architect by James Hoban in 1793-1801, burned 1814, porticos 1824-29. Building type was large house, presidential residence, government building, construction system was cut stone bearing masonry. Georgian Neoclassical style  official residence of the President of the United States of America, for nearly 200 years. Photo by Byungho Yu on 2003.

 

Great Emancipator
  
 Washington, D.C.



 He saved the union in the civil war of 1861-65 and freed the slaves in 1863, but neither accomplishment protected Abe Lincoln from booth's bullet. Photo by Byungho Yu on 2003.  

 

Washington Monument
  
Washington, D.C.




 Architect by Robert Mills with George P. Marsh in 1848 to 1885 for monument. Construction system was masonry, cut stone and context is urban parkland as Neo-Egyptian style. Competition 1836. standard Egyptian proportion of 10:1 height to base. Pyramidion weight: 300 tons Capstone cuneiform keystone measures 5.16 feet from its base to the top. Each side of the capstone base is 3 feet long. Capstone weight: 3300 pounds Total weight of monument: 90,854 tons/Weight of foundation: 36,912 tons. Photo by Byungho Yu on 2003.

 

Pennsylvania Avenue
  
 Washington, D.C.



 The architecture of a building on Pennsylvania Avenue. Looking down Pennsylvania Avenue to Capitol Hill.
Photo by Byungho Yu on 2003.

 

Treasury Building
  
 Washington, D.C.

 The Greek revival architecture of the Treasury Building,  Alexander Hamilton statue in front of the Treasury Building. Architect by Robert Mills in 1839-69. Photo by Byungho Yu on 2003.

 

China Town
  
Washington, D.C.



 Photo by Byungho Yu on 2003.

 

Memorial Monument
  
Washington, D.C.



 
Photo by Byungho Yu on 2003.

 

The Old Post Office Pavilion
  
Washington, D.C.



 
Reckoned to be the sixth largest in the world and comes complete with a full complement of flying buttresses and shimmering stained glass. Photo by Byungho Yu on 2003.

 

Natural History Museum
  
 Washington, D.C.

 Natural History Museum building on the Mall. Photo by Byungho Yu on 2003.

 

Freer Gallery
  
 Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

 A sculpture in front of the Freer Gallery. Photo by Byungho Yu on 2003.

 

Sculpture
  
 Washington, D.C.

 


 
Photo by Byungho Yu on 2003.

 

East Wing,National Gallery of Art
  
 Washington, D.C.



 Architect by I. M. Pei and Partners in 1974-78. Building Type was art museum, administrative offices, construction system was post-tensioned concrete, stone cladding. Context is urban park setting, Modern style building.Dramatic circulation space, triangular planning grid, semi-underground with pyramidal skylights. Photo by Byungho Yu on 2003.

 

Korean War Veterans Memorial
  
 Washington, D.C.




 The Korean War Veterans Memorial honors the men who died during the Korean War. From 1950-53, the United States joined with United Nations forces in Korea to take a stand against what was deemed a threat to democratic nations worldwide. At war's end, a million and a half American veterans returned to a peacetime world of families, homes, and jobs and to a country long reluctant to view the Korean War as something to memorialize. Photo by Byungho Yu on 2003.

 

Washington Railroad Station
  
 Washington, D.C.

 


 
Photo by Byungho Yu on 2003.

 

Arlington Memorial Bridge
  
 Washington, D.C.

 A sculpture at the entrance to the Arlington Memorial Bridge. Photo by Byungho Yu on 2003.