As the program has matured, so has the capital, which is now a global center of culture, the arts, recreation and cosmopolitan diversity, as well as political power.
Washington, D.C. Program
Not only is American history palpable at every turn, but so is the future of the country and its cities.
L'Enfant's plan has come to fruition in beautiful, broad boulevards, lined with monuments, government agencies, museums, restaurants and manicured open spaces.
It is also a city of comfortable, shaded neighborhoods from Georgetown and Dupont Circle to Capitol Hill and the Waterfront, served by an efficient municipal government and a public transportation system that includes an extensive and even pleasant subway system.