City Plate - Washington D.C.
Part of our second series of City Plates. The theme of this second collection is "Culture and Capital(ism)," and the cities chosen are New Orleans and Washington, D.C., both rich in history and culture, and the booming megalopolises of Las Vegas and Dubai. With this theme we ask: how does a capital investment in manufacturing culture impact city form? Founded in 1790, Washington D.C.'s layout was influenced by the Baroque style and drafted by Pierre Charles L’Enfant, a French architect who arrived with Gen. Lafayette during the Revolution. The National Mall, rendered in bright green, is expansive, taking up as much space as the main stretch of the Las Vegas Strip. The Potomac River, depicted in blue, bisects the plate and is the border between Washington, D.C., and Virginia. The Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Capitol Building, and White House are represented in persimmon. However, when compared to the mammoth structures seen in Vegas and Dubai, they seem tiny. The large Pentagon is unmistakable: covering nearly 30 acres, it is the only building in the city with a scale that eclipses Vegas’ giant casinos.
• 12" diameter• Porcelain• Dishwasher- and microwave-safe• Key buildings are represented with persimmon icons, while rivers and public spaces are shown in blue and green, respectively• Use as a dinner plate, serving plate, or decorative piece• Designed in Los Angeles; made in Poland
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