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RRB_970507_01.JPG: Reagan Trade Building
One of those amazing government projects, the Reagan International Trade Building was named for Reagan after he was found to be going totally senile. Reagan's Secretary of Commerce (the department which monitors international trade) was headed by Malcolm Baldridge, a respected cabinet member who died in a horse accident while secretary in 1987 and was replaced by C William Verity. (Reagan's successor, George Bush, put in Robert Mosbacher who later came out in favor of abolishing the Department.)
Scheduled to open in 1997, this building will become the second largest building in Washington DC, next to the Pentagon (which isn't really in Washington DC anyway). Originally it was envisioned as purely a government office building, consolidating the trade functions of several agencies in one place. It has had trouble attracting occupants, however, since the cost per square foot to rent room here is roughly twice the rate at the Department of Commerce across the street (which you can't see) and about fifty percent more than rates in other office buildings in the area. In the days of government cutbacks, many agencies can't afford to move into this building so it's been opened to outside occupants but even then it's been tough sailing.
Our office was scheduled to move in here originally but budget concerns have made the move questionable.
The domed area on the corner is to become a restaurant.
Note the red tile roofing which is designed to fit into the other buildings of the Federal Triangle complex.
The little sliver of a building that you can see to the right is the corner of the District Building, where the office of the mayor of Washington DC was. As it is, the building's run down so the mayor and city council works elsewhere now. The Washington Monument is seen rising above that.
Wikipedia Description: Ronald Reagan Building
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The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, named after the 40th president of the United States, is the first federal building in Washington, D.C. designed for both governmental and private sector purposes. Each of the organizations which call this 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW building home are dedicated to international trade and globalization. Organizations headquartered in this building include the U.S. Agency for International Development, Customs and Border Patrol offices of the Department of Homeland Security, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars among others. The building also hosts many conferences and trade shows, cultural events, and outdoor concerts.
The building is located above the Federal Triangle Metro station at what was once known as the "plague spot" in Washington, an area once populated heavily with saloons and brothels. The federal government purchased the land in the 1920s, but did not develop it until 1998. The building, designed by James Ingo Freed of the architectural firm Pei, Cobb, Freed and Partners and Ellerbe Becket, is located in front of the Oscar Straus Memorial.
The above was from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Reagan_Building
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1997 photos: Since 1984, I've lived in Silver Spring, Maryland.
From 1981 to 2002, photos were taken using a Pentax ME Super camera.
From 1989 to 2002, I was doing all pictures as prints (instead of slides which I had grown up on).
In 1997, at the age of 40, my photo obsession began and I started taking thousands of photos per year.
In September, 2002, I switched to digital cameras and the number of photos exploded.
Image quality is going to be variable because these are scans of slides and/or prints.
The images shown here were scanned in two phases. In the early years of the website, I rescanned a selection of pre-digital images, all at fairly low quality settings. During the COVID pandemic, I launched the Great Rescanning Effort, rescanning ALL of my pre-digital images from various media (prints, slides, negatives, etc) at higher resolution and quality settings. Mutilple versions of images -- some from the initial scannning phase, some from prints, some from slides/negatives -- were posted so there are frequently duplicate images on the same page. At some point, I hope to have time to do a final review and get rid of the duplicates but that'll have to wait until all of the pre-digital images are finally posted.
Trips this year: North Carolina (Dad), Florida (Mom), using a time share in Arkansas to visit Civil War sites in Missouri, Georgia, Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee. The Civil War became my excuse to see places I'd never been to in my life and it was a great motivator for 20 years or so.
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