Washington, D.C. 4D Puzzle
- 164 pieces
- 14 X 8 X 2 inches
- Dense foam
- Ages 7 and up
A wonderful souvenir of Washington, D.C., this educational and interactive puzzle is a map of the District of Columbia that comes with 24 replica landmarks from around our nation’s capital. These pieces fit into pre-cut holes in the puzzle. An included bus tour poster guides you around Washington, D.C., mapping out the memorials and prominent buildings that you would see from a windshield tour. The Washington monument takes pride of place, towering over everything in the vicinity.
In 1791, President George Washington appointed Major Pierre L'Enfant, a French engineer who had served in the American Revolution, to design the city of Washington as the new capital of the country. L'Enfant saw the task as far more grandiose, believing he was not only locating the capital, but also devising the city plan and designing the buildings.
His plan specified locations for the "Congress house" (the Capitol), and the "President's house" (the White House). L'Enfant envisioned the President's house as having public gardens and monumental architecture. Reflecting his elaborate visions, he specified that the President's house would be five times the size of the building that was actually constructed.