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华盛顿特区 (Washington D.C.) 于1790716日成为美国首都

你知道美国的白宫、华盛顿纪念碑在哪里吗?没错,它们就位于美国首都。在1790年的716日,国会在华盛顿特区里的华盛顿市是美国首都的永久所在地。你知道是谁设计了这个城市吗?

乔治华盛顿总统授命法籍工程师皮尔查尔斯殷范提〈Pierre-Charles L'Enfant〉负责整个特区的规划。他要怎么让美国新首都和其他城市有截然不同的面貌呢?


Where are the White House, the Capitol, and the Washington Monument? Just where they should be--in the capital of the United States. On July 16, 1790, Congress declared the city of Washington in the District of Columbia, the permanent capital of the United States. Who decided how the new city should look?

President George Washington commissioned French engineer Pierre-Charles L'Enfant to create a plan for the city. What did L'Enfant do to make the new capital different from other cities?

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