Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Washington DC
(4.2/5 based on 75 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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  • EE beautiful exterior has this building. Many will be there to pass on the way to the Mall or the White House. But gun it above all as a look or two worthy.
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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...  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...  more »
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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