Template talk:Washington DC landmarks

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Maybe a better name would be Memorials of DC. I would definitely not consider all of these memorials to be recognizable enough to be considered landmarks. Also, very notable buildings are considered landmarks, but I hardly see any listed here. What about the Capitol building? It should be one of the top five landmarks in DC if not number one (Washington Monument could be number one too). I would have the top couple of DC Landmarks be:

Washington Monument

  • US Capitol
  • Whitehouse
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Jefferson Memorial

followed by in no particular order:

  • FBI building (J Edgar Hoover Building)
  • Smithsonian Museums:
  • Air and Space
  • Natural History
  • The Castle (Smithsonian Instituiton Building)
  • American History
  • National Gallery of Art West and East buildings
  • National Archives
  • World War II Memorial
  • Vietnam Memorial
  • National Cathedral
  • Old Executive Office Building
  • Holocaust Museum
  • Old Post Office Building

- cgilbert(talk|contribs) 22:24, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

Feel free to revise. Remember (talk) 14:01, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

This is a list of more monuments then landmarks. I agree that the names should be changed. --Found5dollar (talk) 19:40, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

Future monuments?

Shouldn't there be a section in this box about furtue monuments and memorials that are planned? I personaly know of the Adams Memorial, Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial. All of these have been aproved by the government. I have never edited a template like this before, so before i do it i would like to know others opinions. --Found5dollar (talk) 19:39, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

DC or DC area?

I just added United States Air Force Memorial and also Pentagon Memorial - but then had second thoughts, since these are part of the DC landscape, but in "Greater DC." Should I remove these two? I think they are important, but is this template ONLY for memorials in DC "proper"? (By the way, if others don't agree that such Memorials should be included in the basic lists, perhaps we could include one more category: "Greater Washington, DC"? In addition to the two Memorials I added, we should probably add the Marine Corps Memorial for Iwo Jima -- and perhaps a few others.) NearTheZoo (talk) 23:33, 9 May 2011 (UTC)

Memorial names

A recent edit removed the 'Memorial' and other words from the listings, which has streamlined the template. Nice work. What I've done is put back the full names of individuals (for both identification purposes and to identify the known common and "legal" names of the memorials), added back 'Memorial' and 'Monument' to the Jefferson, Lincoln, and Washington listings (very common names, so 'Memorial' is a basic part of recognizing them on first glance, and their official names don't include first names so this clarifies the listing), and some other edits for template and listing clarity. Hopefully this adds to the recent edits intent as well as to word and template flow. Randy Kryn 11:58 27 January, 2015 (UTC)

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