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National Building Museum to close December 2 for months of repairs

The museum expects to reopen next spring.

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10 beautiful wedding venues in Washington, D.C.

Get hitched at these aesthetically pleasing venues.

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D.C.'s 10 largest residential developments under construction

The city’s built environment is transforming with these megaprojects.

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10 beautiful houses of worship in D.C., mapped

From churches to synagogues to monasteries, see where you can find the most architecturally stunning houses of worship in the nation’s capital

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D.C.’s 20 most underrated museums and galleries, mapped

Skip the National Mall and head to these lesser-known locations instead.

Union Station in D.C.: The ultimate guide

Where to eat, where to shop, and what to know about the history behind it all

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Washington, D.C.’s most iconic buildings, mapped 

The District boasts an array of architectural gems.

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17 military monuments, museums, and memorials in the D.C. area

Where to honor U.S. veterans and military members in and around the nation’s capital.

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D.C.'s most beautiful interiors, mapped

It’s what’s on the inside that counts.

Planet Word museum to open downtown next spring

D.C.’s first-ever language arts museum will operate in the Franklin School building.

Upcoming AIA exhibit will showcase D.C.’s school architecture

Dozens of the city’s schools have been modernized over the past decade-plus.

Jefferson Memorial to receive additional renovations thanks to $10M donation

The updates will include new sidewalks, bathrooms, and an underground museum.

Officials to present design concepts for Georgetown C&O Canal rehabilitation

A public meeting on a required environmental review is set for November 7.

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A history buff's guide to the D.C. area's best non-touristy sites

Don’t gloss over these extraordinary places.

Washington National Cathedral lights up for the Washington Nationals

Holy cow! (And "Baby Shark.")

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Remembering D.C.’s historic movie theaters

From the Trans-lux to the Dunbar, take a look at the city’s storied past.

Major landscape architecture firms selected to help preserve the Tidal Basin

The popular basin and surrounding cherry trees face danger from rising sea levels.

Chinatown’s Friendship Archway will be renovated by next October

The city has awarded a roughly $425,000 contract for the project.

The ultimate guide to Washington’s Nationals Park

What you need to know to feel like a true fan of the World Series-bound Nats.

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D.C.’s 15 most important neoclassical structures, mapped

The White House, the Jefferson Memorial, the Commerce Department, the American Red Cross headquarters, and more—these creations typify the District’s most prominent architectural style.

Final designs for World War I Memorial on Pennsylvania Avenue NW receive approval

Federal planning commissioners endorsed the memorial this week.

D.C.-based photographer to be focus of new National Building Museum exhibit

Centered on Alan Karchmer’s architectural photography, the exhibit debuts this fall.

Newseum to close at the end of December

Johns Hopkins University is moving in to the building, which will be renovated.

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30 essential places to visit in D.C. right now

From lesser-known museums to some of the region’s finest parks

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D.C.’s 15 most haunted locations, mapped


Watergate office building where famous 1972 break-in occurred sells for $101.5M

The purchaser plans to add a museum dedicated to the Nixon-era event.

See the latest renderings for Amazon’s Northern Virginia headquarters

The project is currently going through local planning review.

National Building Museum to spotlight Bauhaus on World Architecture Day

Events focused on the German art school are planned for October 6.

11th Street Bridge Park construction to begin in 2021

Officials will hold a meeting about the highly anticipated project next week.

Tickets go quickly at Washington Monument reopening

The monument is open again after being closed for upgrades since 2016.

Kennedy Center’s $250M REACH addition debuts Saturday

It’s the first expansion of the site since its dedication in 1971.

50K photos of main street North America are headed to the National Building Museum

Photographer Barry L. Gfeller took the photos between 1976 and 1996.

Modernized MLK Library will have ground-level cafe and rooftop event space

D.C.’s library system is looking for an operator to offer workforce development

Dumbarton Oaks to get new greenhouses in campus improvement project

The project is intended to make the estate more energy-efficient and accessible

Historic Dumbarton House plans ‘Dolley Days’ weekend of special tours this month

The kid-friendly event is free and recalls the War of 1812

Video: Watch the National Building Museum’s ‘Lawn’ exhibit come to life

The interactive display runs through September 2

Plans for D.C.’s first-ever language-arts museum receive federal approval

Planet Word is expected to open at the historic Franklin School building in 2020

363-foot rocket to be projected onto the Washington Monument this week

The display will mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing

Frank Lloyd Wright exhibit opens at District Architecture Center

Focused on Wright’s interior designs, the free exhibit runs through September 6