Chinatown Gateway Arch - Washington, D.C.
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N 38° 53.985 W 077° 01.296
18S E 324691 N 4307594
Quick Description: The Chinatown Gateway Arch is located at 7th and H Streets NW in downtown Washington, D.C., USA.
Location: District of Columbia, United States
Date Posted: 5/19/2008 4:33:15 PM
Waymark Code: WM3V6F
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 117

Long Description:
From the Cultural Tourism DC website: "The world's largest single-span Chinese arch forms the gateway to an array of colorful restaurants. Alfred Liu designed this huge seven-roofed, wooden archway at the behest of the governments of Washington, DC, and the Municipality of Beijing, Washington's sister city. The Chinese characters on the arch read, "zhongguo cheng" - from left to right - which means Chinese city or Chinese quarters."

From the website: "Also known as Friendship Archway, the Chinatown Gateway Arch in downtown Washington, D.C. was dedicated in 1986. The wooden arch, designed by Alfred Liu, is the largest single spanning Chinese arch in the world. The arch, which includes seven roofs, is about 60 feet high and is decorated with 7000 tiles and 272 painted dragons. It was built as a symbol of friendship with Beijing, Washington's sister city."
Type: Gateway

Subtype: Municipal/Regional Entrance

Location: Chinatown region of Washington, D.C.

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