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Wikipedia Description: Herbert C. Hoover Building
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The Herbert C. Hoover Building is the Washington, D.C. headquarters of the United States Department of Commerce.
The building is located at 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, on the block bounded by Constitution Avenue NW to the south, Pennsylvania Avenue NW to the north, 15th Street NW to the west, and 14th Street NW to the east. It is located in the Federal Triangle, east of President's Park South (the Ellipse), north of the National Mall, and west of other Department of Commerce buildings, the John A. Wilson Building, and the Ronald Reagan Building. The building is owned by the General Services Administration.
Completed in 1932, it was renamed after Herbert Hoover in 1981. Hoover served as Secretary of Commerce (1921–1928) and later President (1929–1933). The closest Washington Metro station is Federal Triangle.
The National Aquarium in Washington, D.C. (in the basement) and the White House Visitor Center (on the first floor) are both in the Hoover Building.
The Department of Commerce was established after President William Howard Taft signed legislation creating the department on his last day in office, March 4, 1913, splitting the former Department of Commerce and Labor into the Department of Commerce and the Department of Labor.
In 1928, Congress authorized the purchase of land in what is now known as the Federal Triangle for departmental offices. The authorization was part of a wave of government construction; the 1926 Public Buildings Act permitted the government to hire private architects for the design of federal buildings, which led to large-scale construction of public buildings, including the development of the 70-acre (280,000 m2) Federal Triangle site between the Capitol and the White House. Soon afterward Treasury Secretary Andrew W. Mellon and the Board of Architectural Consultants, composed of leading architects and headed by Edward H. Bennett of the Chicago a ...More...
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2017_DC_DOC: DC -- Dept of Commerce Building (Herbert C. Hoover Bldg) (13 photos from 2017)
2016_DC_DOC: DC -- Dept of Commerce Building (Herbert C. Hoover Bldg) (6 photos from 2016)
2015_DC_DOC_SFT: DC -- Dept of Commerce Building (Herbert C. Hoover Bldg) -- Sculpture of Federal Triangle exhibit (58 photos from 2015)
2015_DC_DOC: DC -- Dept of Commerce Building (Herbert C. Hoover Bldg) (21 photos from 2015)
2013_DC_DOC: DC -- Dept of Commerce Building (Herbert C. Hoover Bldg) (8 photos from 2013)
2012_DC_DOC: DC -- Dept of Commerce Building (Herbert C. Hoover Bldg) (21 photos from 2012)
2011_DC_DOC: DC -- Dept of Commerce Building (Herbert C. Hoover Bldg) (34 photos from 2011)
2010_DC_DOC: DC -- Dept of Commerce Building (Herbert C. Hoover Bldg) (5 photos from 2010)
2009_DC_DOC: DC -- Dept of Commerce Building (Herbert C. Hoover Bldg) (38 photos from 2009)
2003_DC_DOC: DC -- Dept of Commerce Building (Herbert C. Hoover Bldg) (1 photo from 2003)
2002_DC_DOC: DC -- Dept of Commerce Building (Herbert C. Hoover Bldg) (6 photos from 2002)
2000_DC_DOC: DC -- Dept of Commerce Building (Herbert C. Hoover Bldg) (1 photo from 2000)
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2020 photos: The year is too new to have anything to report. The Covid-19 pandemic cut off most events here in DC after March 11 and even cut off going outside after awhile. The only bright side about a pandemic which killed over a quarter of a million Americans is that the incompetence of the federal government in dealing with it probably flipped the election in November.
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.