The Jefferson Memorial was built in 1943 for the author of the Declaration of Independence and third president of the United States. John Russell designed this Monument as a reminiscent of the Pantheon in Rome. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful buildings in the United States.
To commemorate over 400,000 fallen soldiers in World War II and all US citizens involved in the war, the National World War II Memorial was opened in 2004. Architect Friedrich St.Florian from Rhode Island designed the oval shaped Memorial.
Welcome to Washington D.C.
Washington is one of the few cities in the world that was built as a capital city. In 1792 the master plan was designed by Pierre Charles L'Enfant. The American capital is characterized by diagonal streets, which meet at Circles. Unlike other major cities in the country, there are no skyscrapers in the city center. High-rise buildings where banned in 1899. Almost all sights of Washington D.C. are situated at the "National Mall", where you will also find the famous museums, like the Smithonian Castle or the National Air and Space Museum.