Washington is filled with many venerable architectural institutions: the Library of Congress, the Lincoln Memorial, and the White House to name a few.
Among the many aspects these places share is that they were all built in a similar neoclassical style, with soaring Romanesque columns. It’s a look that many of the most powerful buildings have.
With the city in the midst of a construction boon, D.C. has seen itself moving away from the designs of the past with new modern glass structures. Many people may not know though, that this look came to the city decades ago, when it was paired with an iconoclastic building, creating one of the most unique contrasts in the metro area.