World War II Memorial – Union Station – U.S. Capitol – Washington Monument

World War II Memorial

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On one of the sides of the National Mall of Washington DC, stands the memorial for those who died in the fronts of the World War II. It was finally built in 2004, after almost two decades of the initial ideas of having a monument for the veterans. It is placed just upon a fragment of the waterfront of the Lincoln Memorial, having some issues because of the importance of this particular place in the History.

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Union Station

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With more than a few similarities to Milano Centrale Station in Italy, the Union Station, with its glorious white neoclassic and art deco facade, is one of the many epic train stations built in the USA, when it was one of the main massive transportation systems. Today, it is also the main headquarter of Amtrak and it is currently being restored. The video of this epic building:

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US Capitol

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The US Capitol (AKA Capitol Hill) is placed on the eastern end of the National Mall, just after the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument. Like many other public palaces of the US, the main style used for its design was the neoclassical architecture (one may say that Washington DC is like a modern version of the ancient Rome). Though the building is quite large, the imposing feeling is given by the huge dome. This is the HD video of the Capitol:

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Washington Monument

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Throughout the History of the Humanity, many societies built obelisks to commemorate great achievements. That is the case of the Washington Monument, who was raised inside the National Mall of Washington DC to commemorate the first president of the US, being at the time the tallest structure in the world with 170 m. high. Though is not the geograpahical center of the city, it actually acts as the central meeting point. Here’s the HD video of the Washington Monument:

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