WHY ARE THERE NOT THAT MANY SKY SCRAPERS IN DC?

"the President said so?"

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Hi Yall. If you are a DC Local, do me a favor and go to the top floor of your building and look out the window. OOO la la sa so… ITS so beautiful. And you can see so much! Do you notice how you can see most of DC and there are not many tall buildings? Have you ever wondered why you can see all of DC from the top level of most buildings? Its simple. There are laws agaist sky scrappers being built in DC after 1910. In 1910, Congress made it illegal to have any building taller than 2 1/2 sizes the street directly in front of it. Yes, there are some buildings that do not comply with these rules. The Cairo for example (a private residence on 16th st and R st NW) is taller than 12 stories. This is because it was built before 1910. sssssnnnnnnnnnn-eeeeeeeeeeaky!!!

Check out these places for a great view for the Tourist:

Hey tourist, if you don’t get to go up and see inside the Washington Monument (14th and Constitution NW), don’t sweat it. There are plenty of other great places that you can enjoy a panoramic view. side note: if you are planning on going to the Monument, stand in line by 7:30 AM to get same day tickets.

-Old Post Office (on 12th street and Pennsylvania NW) Federal Triangle Metro Station
Go up the free elevator. The last elevator goes up at 5:45. Take some pictures. Send em to me! Not far from here is the W hotel…
For the Tourist or the Local, young, or old:

-The W Hotel (on Pennsylvania Ave and 15th street NW) Go up here w/kids before 3pm. After that, they ask for ID. The rooftop deck of the W Hotel is in my opinnion the best view in Washington DC of its most spectacular sites. Have Sunday Brunch, evening drinks, or appetizers here. I must warn you, it is pretty SHE SHE WHO WHO (classy, nice, no sloppy homeless wear please), so don’t be to casual after 6pm if you plan on fitting in.
Answer to August 2, 2011 DC Trivia Question:
The answer is…. C!
Lady Freedom is the tallest statue in DC.
-no statue is taller than Lady Freedom which stands on top of the Capitol. She is 19 1/2 feet tall and the tallest statue in Washington DC. The Answer is C!!!
-Thomas Jefferson standing is 19 feet tall
-Lincoln seated is 19 feet tall
-There is no such thing as the Department of Maps and Religion, I tricked you ha ha.
-The statue of Justicia Omnibus does not exist either. ha ha!

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