The Cairo is DC’s oldest and tallest residential skyscraper. When it opened in 1894, policymakers were so troubled over its height that they soon enacted the District’s famous height limit. 121 years later, The Cairo still towers over Dupont so much that it offers one of the city’s best views.
The first panorama begins looking north. The patch of trees at the extreme left edge of the image are in Meridian Hill Park. Scrolling right the view shifts to look east, then turns to straight south and downtown DC. The panorama’s right edge looks southwest, with the peaks of Rosslyn in the background.
This second panorama continues to pan west. Beginning with downtown on the left edge, scrolling right yields views of Rosslyn, Q Street rowhouses, and eventually the National Cathedral.
Here’s the view directly north:
Zoomed in on Meridian Hill:
Straight south, with the White House peeking around a corner, and the Potomac River in the distance:
16th Street downtown:
Q Street looking west:
Q Street looking east:
The Cathedral of Saint Matthew:
For more photos, see the complete album on Flickr.
Cross-posted at BeyondDC.