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Federal Reserve

White House Area & Foggy Bottom

‘The Fed,’ is the Olympus of the Gods of the American Economy. Housed in a monolithic white building that closely resembles a Soviet ministry, it is largely off-limits to members of the public, with access to the building and its notable art collection limited to college students and adults with a research interest in the Federal Reserve.

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2. Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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4. State Department

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5. Department of the Interior Museum

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6. Vietnam Women's Memorial

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