Last month we marveled at the possibility that the Lincoln Memorial could have been a pyramid and the Washington Monument could have been topped with a statue. It turns out that these monuments aren't the only famous spots in D.C. that almost looked very different. In fact, The National Building Museum had an exhibit called Unbuilt Washington that ended in spring 2012 which documented those early unfinished ideas. Regardless of whether or not you missed this exhibit, check out the gallery for more of D.C.'s great buildings as you never knew them.
· Unbuilt Washington Press Images [National Building Museum]
· The Monuments That Could Have Been: The Early Proposals [CDC]