Washington DC – Navy Yard: Nationals Park

November 21st, 2011

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Washington DC – Navy Yard: Nationals Park
Image by wallyg
Nationals Park, located along the Anacostia River in the Navy Yard neighborhood, replaced RFK Stadium as the home for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball in 2008. The ballpark, designed by Populous (formerly HOK Sport) and Devrouax & Purnell Architects and Planners, seats 41,888 fans and cost 1 million to build. The park’s name echoes the original name of the early-1900s ballpark used by the Washington Senators/Nationals, which was called National Park until it was rebuilt and renamed Griffith Stadium.

The main scoreboard, at 101-feet long and 47-feet high, is more than 5 times bigger than the one at its predecessor.

The park also features a 102-foot long out of town scoreboard, installed in the right field wall.

Barge Hall, Central Washington University
Image by Nancy D. Regan
Washington State Normal School Building

NRIS Item # 76001896

Washington Mutual Tower
Image by SP8254 – Catching Up
When I snapped this picture of the Washington Mutual Tower in Seattle, back in 2003, I could not foresee the fiscal train wreck that was to occur, nor did anyone working in this tower. I look at this shot now, and I can only hear the words of Gordon Gecko: Greed is good. Good for a few in this tower, disastrous for everyone else.

Despite that, the Washington Mutual Tower (Now Chase) is one of my favorite skyscrapers in Seattle, and of all time. The 55 story Skyscraper, Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox, opened in 1988.

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