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Description of Pictures: Winter in Washington
Friday, December 7 - Sunday, December 9
Dreaming of snow this season? On Friday, December 7th at 4pm, CityCenterDC will bring winter to the city with a scenic snowy view of DC’s most beautiful monuments towering 12 feet high, built with over 50,000 pounds of ice. CityCenterDC’s Winter in Washington will allow Washingtonians to fulfill their subzero dreams for a weekend. Located in The Park at CityCenter, Winter in Washington opens on Friday, December 7th at 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. and will also be open to the public Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9 from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. (closed to public from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. each day for chilling repairs). Follow CityCenterDC on social media at @CityCenterDC for weather updates and more.
CityCenterDC invites you to share your photos of any CityCenterDC holiday décor on social media by using the hashtag #CCDCHolidays.
Partially Reviewed: Rough draft. I've gone through these pictures once, removing the worst ones, some duplication, etc. I usually take sequences of 4 or 5 pictures at a time and there are lots of near duplicates. I'll be doing a final review later which will cull the pictures down some. To be honest though, I'm way behind on doing final reviews.
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Wikipedia Description: CityCenterDC
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CityCenterDC is a real estate development consisting of two condominium buildings, two rental apartment buildings, two office buildings, a luxury hotel, and public park in downtown Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States. It encompasses 2,000,000 square feet (190,000 m2) and covers more than five city blocks. The $950 million development began construction on April 4, 2011, on the site of the former Washington Convention Center—a 10.2-acre (4.1 ha) site bounded by New York Avenue NW, 9th Street NW, H Street NW, and 11th Street NW.
As of 2011, the development is one of the largest downtown projects in the United States, and the largest urban development on the East Coast of the United States. It has been described as "a modern-day Rockefeller Center" by the New York Times. Washington Post architectural critic Steven Pearlstein, writing in 2003, said the project will "reshape" downtown D.C.
Local officials consider the development critical to the city's economic and residential development. The D.C. deputy mayor for economic development characterized the project in 2004 as "the capstone of an effort to move the center of energy from the Mall to downtown". D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams said in 2005 it was "the crowning achievement in the rebirth of our downtown". In 2007, D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty called the development a "live, work and play environment unlike anywhere else in D.C."
Development of proposals
The Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.'s second convention center, opened on December 10, 1982. But just eight years later, the facility's small size and a nationwide boom in the construction of convention centers had caused the 285,000-square-foot (26,500 m2) convention center to see a dramatic drop in business. In May 1990, the city unveiled plans for a new $685 million, 2,300,000-square-foot (210,000 m2) convention center. Ground was broken for the new Walter E. Washington C ...More...
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2018 photos: Equipment this year: I continued to use my Fuji XS-1 cameras but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Trips this year:
(February) a Civil War Trust conference in Greenville, NC,
(May/June) anual American Battlefield Trust conference in Newport News, VA,
(July) my 13th consecutive trip to San Diego Comic-Con via Reno, Sacramento, San Francisco, and Los Angeles,
(August) 2 two-day trips to New York City,
(September) an American Battlefield Trust dinner in Chicago, IL with on-route visits to Charleston, WV, Louisville, KY, Saint Louis, MO, and Toledo, OH,
(October) another two-day trip to New York City for the New York Comic Con.
Number of photos taken this year: about 535,000.