A look at the statues, monuments, and buildings of the classically designed capital cityâ€”from the National Mall to Colonial Alexandria.
Classical design formed our nationâ€™s capital. The soaring Washington Monument, the columns of the Lincoln Memorial and the spectacular dome of the Capitol Building speak to the foundersâ€™ comprehensive vision of our federal city. Learn about the Lâ€™Enfant and McMillan plans for Washington, D.C., and how those designs are reflected in two hundred years of monuments, museums and representative government. View the statues of our Founding Fathers with the eye of a sculptor and gain insight into the criticism and controversies of modern additions to Washingtonâ€™s monumental structure. Author Michael Curtis guides this tour of the heart of the District of Columbia.