Imagine if someone got it into their head to build their own white houseâ€¨across from the White House near 16th and Pennsylvania in Washington. Oneâ€¨response might be, who are you kidding? I am here with a reminder theâ€¨concept has been tried, in the very same neighborhood. Stand atâ€¨Pennsylvania Avenue at 15th Street, NW in Washington.
To the right is the view facing south, the imposing faÃ§adeÂ of the Treasuryâ€¨Department.
Rotate to the north, same intersection, and notice who is horning in onâ€¨the architectural action:
I am sure the resemblance is an example of the sincerest form of flattery.â€¨After all, given everything the financial system has been through in theâ€¨last two years, a little flattery of Treasury will get you everywhere.
Top: Treasury Department. Below: The PNC & B of A Twins.
(Photos by David Brancaccio, 2010).
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