National Geographic : 1931 Nov
Cinlay L'lrect Lolor rnotograpn Dy Liiton Aaams ADMIRAL BYRD'S SHIP RECALLS DAYS WHEN SEAGOING VESSELS CAME REGULARLY TO THE CAPITAL'S DOCKS Washington is no longer a "seaport," but water borne commerce still comes to the city from Maryland and Virginia points along the historic Potomac. In the foreground a part of the recently completed four-mile promenade in Potomac Park around Hains Point. . .. , 91 ¢uapmC ouciey Finlay Direct Color Photograph by Orren Louden TITANIC, EVEN FOR WASHINGTON, THE NEW COMMERCE BUILDING COVERS EIGHT ACRES One of the first projects completed under the enlarged Federal building program, the structure whichistohouse themanifold activities ofthe Department of Commerce cost $17,500,000. It is 320 feet wide by 1060 feet long and containsnearly five miles ofcorridors.