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Founded in 1790 along the banks of the Potomac, the planned city’s layout was influenced by the Baroque style (the prominent style of the day for planned cities in the U.S.) and drafted by Pierre Charles L’Enfant, a French architect who arrived with Gen. Lafayette during the Revolution.
The National Mall, rendered in bright green, is expansive, taking up as much space as the main stretch of the Las Vegas Strip. The Potomac River, depicted in blue, bisects the plate and is the border between Washington, D.C. and Virginia. The green areas along the Virginia side of the plate are Rock Creek Park, which is twice the size of Central Park, and the enormous
Arlington National Cemetery.
The Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the Capitol, and the White House are represented in red, but appear tiny when compared to the mammoth structures seen in Vegas and Dubai. The large red Pentagon is unmistakable. Covering nearly 30 acres, it is the only building in the city with a scale that eclipses Vegas’ giant casinos.
Pop. 48,000 The latest addition to the notNeutral City Plate Collection has a unique feature that highlights the topography of the valley (in taupe), illustrating the dramatic context of the numerous and notable historic architecture. Another distinctive quality of this desert community is the remarkable...
Pop. 9.9 million The Los Angeles plate design, ringed with freeways, shows that what used to be labeled ‘sprawl’, is now being looked at as a model for modern development. A deep green mass represents Dodger Stadium and Elysian Park; and vivid red icons represent...
Pop. 19.3 million Shanghai, the largest commercial and financial power in China, is one of the largest ports in Asia. Its central location on China’s Pacific coast has made the city a major gateway between China and the Western world. The city’s urban center has...
Pop. 3.4 million The plate's design portrays a bold, graphic representation of four distinctly fascinating cities. Berlin is the geographical center of Europe. The dramatic white band on the plate marks where the Berlin Wall once stood. Though the reunification of East and West Berlin...