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Wikipedia Description: The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center
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The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center is a high-rise hotel in the United States capital of Washington, D.C. It rises to 153 feet (47 m), featuring 14 floors.
The building was completed in 1982 as the Vista International Hotel Washington. At the time, Hilton International was a separate company from Hilton and was forbidden from operating hotels in the United States under the Hilton name. Vista International was their domestic line of hotels. The architect of the building was Holle & Lin Architects PC and Smith-Williams Group.
The Vista became infamous in 1990 when then-Mayor Marion Barry was arrested on drug charges in a government sting in a room at the hotel.
In 1996, the Vista was converted to The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center. In 1998, it was renamed The Wyndham Washington D.C., then in 2005, it returned to its previous Westin name.
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2020 photos: Well, that was a year, wasn't it? The COVID-19 pandemic cut off most events here in DC after March 11 and then the BLM protests started followed by the child president trying to steal the election in November. Trump's handling of the pandemic has been a series of disastrous missteps and lies, encouraging his minions to not wear masks and increasing the deaths here. As the chant goes -- Hey, hey, POTUS-A; how many folks did you kill today?
Number of photos taken this year: about 246,000, the fewest number of photos I had taken in any year since 2007.