The Capital: Washington Reborn

On Capitol Hill, giant cranes swing slabs of gleaming marble onto the façade of a new, $70 million House Office Building. On Independence Avenue, Government girls are still learning their way around the corridors of "FOB 6,"* an ultramodern Federal Office Building housing the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Near tranquil Thomas Circle, huge holes in the ground mark the sites for two multimillion-dollar hotels. In the nation's capital, these and scores of other scenes bear testimony to a dramatic fact: Washington, D.C., is getting the greatest face lifting in its...

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