The architecture of this building is amazing! The inside isn't very impressive. Have to go through a metal detector to enter and it's basically all t shirt shops.
Faded and far from it former glory the place has allegedly been sold/leased to a consortium involving the Trump family. They plan I am told, to turn it into an hotel. There is an interesting clock tower and that's about all. The view is OK but not great and the building looks better from the outside. Roll on the hotel.
If you like looking at beautiful architecture, this building is gorgeous. It's pretty much a self guided tour, you get to take an elevator up part way, than you have to walk up narrow, steep steps to the actual top of the bell tower, but there's great rewards, you get a great 360 degree view. You have to look through... More
I really loved the view from the tower. Could see all of the buildings along the mall and could get a great feel for the city. On the down side, main entrance is poorly marked. And like many places in DC, the security guards seem reluctant to talk to you, give directions, or smile.
Take an hour or so out of your schedule and stop by this historic building. Go through security, then it is free to go up into the bell tower, and the views are magnificent up there. You can see all of DC from up there and the breeze is delightful. Go a few floors below you can see the glass... More
The views from the tower are great. And now why you might want to spend you time to find out. as compared to the Washington Monument which will be reopened again soon enough. You don't need tickets, we have been turned away from the Was. monument early in the day as the tickets were gone before noon. The viewing area... More
It was listed as an open attraction that closed at 8 pm. When we got there we were informed the tower was shut down due to the government shutdown. The website never mentioned it was closed and every list we had of open attractions had it listed as open. Not only that, we were told that the gift shops and... More
Since the Wash. M. was closed due to reconstruction, the next tallest vantage point was the old post office tower. Very good views. Spent about 45 minutes
The tower provides some of the best views of DC! This is part of National Parks so it may not be open during the govt shutdown. But prior to the shutdown the Park rangers mentioned that even after it is renovated as a luxury hotel, the tower part will still be free for tourist to visit.
Historic building, going to be turned into a hotel. Visit before it gets spoiled? Lots of the shops inside are closing down as leases not being renewed. The view from the top of the clock tower is great.
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