Cairo Apartments

The tallest apartment building in DC, the Cairo Building, is also over one hundred years old. Why is the tallest building in DC so old? Because shortly after its construction, officials became alarmed that the monumental core of the city would be dwarfed by skyscrapers, perhaps evening taller than the Washington Monument. The city passed a series of regulations determining the heights of buildings, which still stands to this day. Read about it here.

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