Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Washington DC

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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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  • Great architecture. Worth a walk around while you are next door looking at the White House. Very gothic  more »
  • Not much to do here other than a quick look. Building architecture is very strange and fairly ugly compared to the other government buildings in DC. You can't go inside so don't waste much time here w...  more »
  • This building is located on the side of the White House, and is the seat of the executive offices of the latter. It's huge, but very different from the White House, say that is not beautiful but has its reason. Go see it if you find yourself by the parties to the White House
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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