Washington DC – Federal South Metro

January 21st, 2012

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Washington DC – Federal South Metro
Image by wallyg
The Metrorail system (Metro), owned and operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), has grown to five lines, consisting of 86 stations and 106.3 miles (171 km) of track, since opening in 1876. The system is the second busiest in the nation, with about 700,000 trips taken on a typical weekday. Designed by Chicago architect Harry Weese, it combines elements of Brutalism (heavy use of concrete, repetive nature of design motifs) and neoclassical (coffered groin vaults and barrel vaults).

In 2007, the DC Metro was ranked #106 on the AIA 150 America’s Favorite Architecture list.

Denzel Washington
Image by Alan Light
Denzel Washington in the lobby of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the 62nd Annual Academy Awards, 3/26/90 – Permission granted to copy, publish, broadcast or post but please credit "photo by Alan Light" if you can

Nashville vs. Washington
Image by afagen
Washington Capitals host Nashville Predators at Verizon Center, Washington, DC

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