As the center of power of the United States, Washington, D.C. is a unique city boasting a rich history and monumental buildings. The city has undergone many changes over the past 200 years of its existence, and this compact edition of Washington, D.C. Then and Now illustrates the evolution and history of this thriving capital city of the United States. Vintage black-and-white photographs juxtaposed with contemporary color images present a compelling portrait of the city's most famous residential and commercial buildings. Visit noted landmarks such as the White House, the Capitol, the Washington Monument, the Smithsonian Institution, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Library of Congress. Celebrate the independence of lesser-known commercial and historic structures, which give readers a full range of the capital city's mixture of modern glass midrise buildings and classically designed government buildings. This new compact version of the best-selling book Washington, D.C. Then and Now provides readers with a vivid glimpse into the dynamic capital city of the United States.