Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Washington DC

Categories: Government Buildings, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web
The Eisenhower Executive Office Building — formerly known as the Old Executive Office Building and even earlier as the State, War, and Navy Building — is a U.S. government building situated just west of the White House in the U.S. capital of Washington, D.C. Maintained by the General Services Administration, it is occupied by the Executive Office of the President, including the Office of the Vice President of the United States. Located on 17th Street NW, between Pennsylvania Avenue and New York Avenue, and West Executive Drive, the building, commissioned by Ulysses S. Grant, built between 1871 and 1888, on the site of the original 1800 War/State/Navy Building and the White House stables, in the French Second Empire style, is a National Historic Landmark. It was for years the world's largest office building, with 566 rooms and about ten acres of floor space. Many White House employees have their offices in the massive edifice.
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  • The real home of the senior White House and NSC staff, the building is a beautiful 19th century rabbit warren of a building. Walking around it where you can gives you an interesting view into 19th cen...  read more »
  • We did not go inside, but stood in awe and absorbed the architectual beauty from the outside. There were SS guards posted every few feet and were quite helpful in answering what questions that they co...  read more »
  • This is a building that is impossible not to see: is located to the right of the entrance, at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the White House. It's a massive square building, located at number 1650 Pennsylvania Avenue and why there are 50 numbers of distance between him and the White House is beyond me, since they are next to each other. However noted. At first glance, the building appears to be taken from one of the visionary works of Maurits Cornelis Escher, the designer of impossible constructions, or the translation test stone architecture of a pupil of the art school end of course exams. As you will have understood a little lovely and I agree with Mark Twain who called it "the ugliest building in America." Backed by President Ulysses Grantm was finished in late 1880 and was the seat of the Department of State (Ministry of Foreign Affairs), of war and of the Navy ". Today is much more peacefully the Executive offices of the White House, with which the Palace is connected by an underground, and the offices of the Vice President. Within a few months, with the election of the new President of the United States, including the current Vice President, Joe BIden, will leave the building and will be replaced by his successor. Who goes to Washington, almost always goes immediately to see the White House and was hit by two feelings: admiration for the graceful simplicity of the presidential building and amazement at the unexpected and unpredictable ugliness of nearby building, unknown to most people. Patience, even in architecture, beauty is a Summit that few can achieve.
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  • I would consider this the most beautifully symmetrical building in DC. It's so fascinating to look at that it makes you stop and stare.
  • The Eisenhower Building is also called the "Wedding Cake Building" by DC locals because the outside looks like a wedding cake. It's one of DC's best architectural designs and it houses the more administrative positions serving the White House. If you have a friend who works at the White House, they probably work here. The inside isn't as fancy as the outside since it's just rows and rows of offices, but you can get a tour if you are on a White House West Wing tour.
  • Very impressive architecture, very huge building appears quiet as though nothing is happening inside.
  • Such a majestic looking building
  • it's alright, the meetings are kinda long and boring
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