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  • Washington, D.C. (, ), formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D.C., is the capital of the United States, founded on July 16, 1790.
  • Union Station is the grand ceremonial train station designed to be the entrance to Washington, D.C., when it opened in 1908.
  • Washington, D. C. by Gore Vidal is the sixth in his Narratives of Empire series of historical novels (although the first one published, in 1967). It begins in 1937 and continues into the Cold War, tracing the families of Senator James Burden Day and Blaise Sanford.
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  • Union Station, also known as Albany Union Station, is a building in downtown Albany, New York. Built during 1899–1900, it originally served as the city's railroad station but now houses bank offices. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in 1971.
  • Union Station in Atlanta was the smaller of two principal train stations in downtown, Terminal Station being the other.
  • A union station or union terminal is the term used in North America for a train station where tracks and facilities are shared by two or more railway companies, allowing passengers to connect conveniently between them. In Europe these stations have generally been called joint stations.
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  • HOTELS (ISSN-1047-2975) is a trade publication serving the information needs of the worldwide hospitality industry.
  • An establishment providing accommodations, meals, and other services for travelers and tourists
  • (hotel) a building where travelers can pay for lodging and meals and other services
  • A code word representing the letter H, used in radio communication
  • Hotel is a dimensional real estate game created by Milton Bradley in 1986. It is similar to Square Mile and Prize Property. In Hotel the players are building resort hotels and attempting to drive their competitors into bankruptcy.
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Union Station (New Edition)
Union Station (New Edition)
Kansas City, 1933. Frank Nash is a petty criminal being escorted back into town by train. FBI agent Vetterli, waiting for the convoy at Union Station, is expecting a routine assignment. What happens at Union Station that day is a massacre, with no one knowing who really pulled the trigger first. Newspaper reporter, Charles Thompson, is a witness to the events at Union Station and begins a personal investigation that may cost him his life, and that of his family. In the tradition of Torso and Road to Perdition, Union Station is the true story that started J. Edgar Hoover's "war on crime" and helped shape the FBI into the agency it is today.

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The Ford Building
The Ford Building
The heart of the financial district: from left to right: Ford Building, Greater Penobscot Building, and Dime Building. The 19-story Ford Building, completed in 1909, was Michigan's first significant skyscraper. At the time, only three other buildings in Detroit stood taller than ten floors: the 14-story Majestic Building (1896), 13-story Penobscot Building (1905), and 12-story Charlevoix Hotel (1905). As the Ford Building neared completion, new tenants flocked to the luxuriously appointed structure, which featured mahogany wood and white marble, electric lighting, hot and cold running water, two marble drinking fountains on every floor, fireproof construction, and a fresh air circulation system. The surrounding area on Griswold Street had become dilapidated and there were fears that businesses might flee, but the Ford Building revitalized the area. So successful was it that the building's owner immediately acquired a nearby property and hired Burnham to construct a second building--the Dime Building, completed in 1912. Surprisingly, the building was not owned by Ford Motor company, but rather the Edward Ford Plate Glass Company of Toledo, Ohio. Ford decided Detroit was a more advantageous location in which to build a large office tower to house the company's headquarters. (In 1930, Ford merged with another Toledo-based glass company, Libbey–Owens and became Libbey–Owens–Ford.) The Ford Building was designed by Daniel Burnham (1846 - 1912) of Chicago, one of the most influential architects of the early 20th century. Notable buildings designed by Burnham include the Flatiron Building in New York City, Filene's Department Store in Boston, Union Station in Washington, DC, and in Detroit, the David Whitney Building (1915) and Dime Building (1912).
Korean War Veterans Memorial
Korean War Veterans Memorial
Kathy and I were walking around Washington D.C. on what would prove to be our longest day there. We had started out fairly early walking from our hotel over to the National Cathedral and then walked around the Smithsonian museums for quite a while. We both had our cameras of course and we took turns carrying our tripod which came in handy as the sun went down and darkness closed in. We walked from Union Station, along the mall all the way to the base of the Lincoln Memorial. Once there, it was Kathy's idea to walk over to the Korean War Veterans Memorial. It was very striking and a little sad. Several of the figures of the soldiers seemed to have haunted or frightened looks on their faces. But they were brave. They answered not only their nations call, but helped another country facing aggression. Taking photos here was a little challenging. There were just too many people milling around to risk setting up a tripod as somebody might trip on a leg and get hurt. I decided to use my gorilla pod, and just wrapped the legs around one of the metal poles that supported the chains that surround the memorial. This worked pretty well, with the longest exposures being 30 seconds long and still very sharp. A plaque near the memorial reads "Our nation honors her sons and daughters who answered the call to defend a country they never knew and a people they never met."

hotels near washington dc union station
hotels near washington dc union station
Murder at Union Station: A Capital Crimes Novel
When Washington’s splendid Union Station opened its doors in 1908, the glorious structure epitomized capital stylishness. Today, restored and refurbished, the station is again a hub of activity where the world’s most famous and infamous people meet–and often collide. Now, in Margaret Truman’s new Capital Crime novel, this landmark locale becomes the scene of a sensational shooting whose consequences ricochet from seedy bars to the halls of Congress.

Historic Union Station means nothing to the elderly man speeding south on the last lap of what turns out to be a one-way journey from Tel Aviv to D.C.–on a train that will soon land him at Gate A-8 and, moments later, at St. Peter’s Gate. This weary traveler, whose terminal destination is probably hell, is Louis Russo, former mob hit man and government informer. Two men are at the station to meet him. One is Richard Marienthal, a young writer whose forthcoming book is based on Russo’s life. The other is the man who kills him.

Russo has returned to help promote Marienthal’s book, which, although no one has been allowed to read it, already has some people shaking in their Gucci boots. The powerful fear the contents will not only expose organized crime’s nefarious business, but also a top-secret assignment abroad that Russo once masterminded for a very-high-profile Capitol Hill client. As news of Russo’s murder rockets from the MPD to the FBI and the CIA, from Congress to the West Wing, the final chapter of the story begins its rapid-fire unfolding.

In addition to the bewildered Marienthal and his worried girlfriend, there is an array of memorable characters: rock-ribbed right-wing Senator Karl Widmer; ruthless New York publisher Pamela Warren; boozy MPD Detective Bret Mullin; shoe-shine virtuoso Joe Jenks; dedicated presidential political adviser Chet Fletcher; and President Adam Parmele himself–not to mention freelance snoops, blow-dried climbers, and a killer or two. There’s no place like the nation’s capital, and as her myriad fans know, Margaret Truman always gets it right. Murder at Union Station is a luxury express, nonstop delight.


From the Hardcover edition.

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