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Wikipedia Description: Washington Convention Center
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The Washington Convention Center has been the name of two convention centers in Washington, D.C. The old Washington Convention Center was located at 909 H Street NW and was in use from 1983 until 2004. However, it was effectively replaced by the new Washington Convention Center, located one block northeast of the old center, in 2003.
The Old Washington Convention Center:
The old Washington Convention Center was located at 909 H Street NW, but in effect it occupied the city block bounded by New York Avenue, 9th Street, H Street and 11th Street. Construction on the center began in 1980, and it opened in 1983. At 800,000 gross square feet it was, at the time, the fourth largest facility in the United States. However, during the 80s and 90s numerous larger and more modern facilities were constructed around the country and by 1997 the Washington Convention Center had become the 30th largest facility. In 2003, it was replaced by the new Washington Convention Center. It was imploded at approximately 7:30 a.m. on December 18, 2004. The site is now a municipal parking lot and is also used for special events such as Cirque Du Soleil.
The New Washington Convention Center:
The current Washington Convention Center is a 2.3 million square feet (210,000 mē) building designed by Atlanta-based architecture firm Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates. The center is located in a superblock bounded by Mount Vernon Square and 7th, 9th, and N streets, N.W. It is served by the Mt Vernon Sq/7th St-Convention Center station on the Yellow and Green lines of the Washington Metro.
The Washington Convention Center Authority (WCCA) Board of Directors recently agreed to expand the newly built convention center by 75,000 square feet (7,000 mē) and build and own a hotel with between 1,220 and 1,500 rooms and an additional 100,000 square feet of convention and ballroom space.
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2012 photos: Equipment this year: My mainstays were the Fuji S100fs, Nikon D7000, and the new Fuji X-S1. I also used an underwater Fuji XP50 and a Nikon D600. The first three cameras all broke this year and had to be repaired.
Trips this year:
three Civil War Trust conferences (Shepherdstown, WV, Richmond, VA, and Williamsburg, VA),
a week-long family reunion cruise of the Caribbean,
another week-long family reunion in the Wisconsin Dells (with lots of in-transit time in Ohio and Indiana), and
my 7th consecutive San Diego Comic-Con trip (including side trips to Zion, Bryce, the Grand Canyon, etc).
Ego strokes: I had a picture of Miss DC, Ashley Boalch, published in the Washington Post. I had a photograph of the George Segal San Francisco Holocaust memorial used as the cover of Quebec Francais (issue 165). Not being able to read French, I'm not entirely sure what the article is about but, hey! And I guess what could be considered to be a positive thing, my site is now established enough that spammers have noticed it and I had to block 17,000 file description postings for Viagra and whatever else..
Number of photos taken this year: just below 410,000.
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