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People expected on the National Mall 600,000 to 800,000 When Obama is sworn in for his second term, officials say they are expecting far fewer than the 1.9 million who huddled in the cold in 2009 to see the nations first black president take the oath. (PoolGetty Images NewsGetty News)
People expected on the National Mall: 600,000 to 800,000
When Obama is sworn in for his second term, officials say they are expecting far fewer than the 1.9 million who huddled in the cold in 2009 to see the nation's first black president take the oath. (Pool/Getty Images News/Getty News)
Metro stations closed on Inauguration Day 3 Archives, Smithsonian and Mt. Vernon Square will be closed all day on Jan. 21. We are preparing for this and offering a level of service identical to what we carried in 2009 -- 1.9 million, says Metros Dan Stessel. Theyre planning a 17-hour rush hour even though second- term inaugurations traditionally have a lower crowd turnout. (File)
Metro stations closed on Inauguration Day: 3
Archives, Smithsonian and Mt. Vernon Square will be closed all day on Jan. 21. "We are preparing for this and offering a level of service identical to what we carried in 2009 -- 1.9 million," says Metro's Dan Stessel. They're planning a 17-hour rush hour even though second- term inaugurations traditionally have a lower crowd turnout. (File)
Bridges closed 3 Memorial, Roosevelt and 14th Street bridges will be closed or rerouting traffic all day on Jan. 21. Key, Chain, South Capitol, Woodrow Wilson and the 11th Street bridges are all open. (Courtesy FlickrJHGagle)
Bridges closed: 3
Memorial, Roosevelt and 14th Street bridges will be closed or rerouting traffic all day on Jan. 21. Key, Chain, South Capitol, Woodrow Wilson and the 11th Street bridges are all open. (Courtesy Flickr/JHGagle)
D.C. traffic poles uprooted 26 The night before the inaugural parade, transportation crews will have to start by removing the traffic light at Fourth Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. Then theyll do it again on Sixth Street, Seventh and Ninth streets and every other intersection along the parades 1.5-mile route. (WTOPBob Madigan)
D.C. traffic poles uprooted: 26
The night before the inaugural parade, transportation crews will have to start by removing the traffic light at Fourth Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. Then they'll do it again on Sixth Street, Seventh and Ninth streets and every other intersection along the parade's 1.5-mile route. (WTOP/Bob Madigan)
Seats on the platform where Obama will deliver his address 1,600 They are reserved for elected officials, Supreme Court justices, ambassadors, military leaders and family members of the president and vice president. (WTOPBrennan Haselton)
Seats on the platform where Obama will deliver his address: 1,600
They are reserved for elected officials, Supreme Court justices, ambassadors, military leaders and family members of the president and vice president. (WTOP/Brennan Haselton)
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U.S. flags that D.C. transportation crews will hang 300 Crews will place the flags and another 150 District of Columbia flags along the parade route. (WTOPBrennan Haselton)
U.S. flags that D.C. transportation crews will hang: 300
Crews will place the flags and another 150 District of Columbia flags along the parade route. (WTOP/Brennan Haselton)
Number of official inaugural balls 2 Thats down from the 10 that Obama had in 2009. (File)
Number of official inaugural balls: 2
That's down from the 10 that Obama had in 2009. (File)
Commemorative inaugural SmarTrip cards ordered by Metro 100,000 Most will be sold in the week leading up to the inauguration. (File)
Commemorative inaugural SmarTrip cards ordered by Metro: 100,000
Most will be sold in the week leading up to the inauguration. (File)
Congressional staffers volunteering on Inauguration Day 300 to 400 (WTOPBrennan Haselton)
Congressional staffers volunteering on Inauguration Day: 300 to 400
(WTOP/Brennan Haselton)
Extra rolls of toilet paper 6,900 Theyll be stocking up at the Smithsonians National Museum of Natural History. Restrooms at the museum, on the National Mall, will be open Inauguration Day and during a 2,000-guest reception the night before. (AP)
Extra rolls of toilet paper: 6,900
They'll be stocking up at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. Restrooms at the museum, on the National Mall, will be open Inauguration Day and during a 2,000-guest reception the night before. (AP)
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Police officers from around the country 2,000 D.C. police Chief Cathy Lanier says officers from 86 agencies outside the District will help with crowd control. Theyll all have a special inaugural badge they get to keep as a souvenir. (File)
Police officers from around the country: 2,000
D.C. police Chief Cathy Lanier says officers from 86 agencies outside the District will help with crowd control. They'll all have a special inaugural badge they get to keep as a souvenir. (File)
Times President Barack Obama will have been sworn in 4 It matches the record set by Franklin Roosevelt. A wording mix-up by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts in 2009 led to a do-over. This time, Obama will take the oath privately on Sunday, Jan. 20, the day set out in the Constitution. Since inaugurations are traditionally not held on Sundays, hell have his public swearing-in on Monday. (File)
Times President Barack Obama will have been sworn in: 4
It matches the record set by Franklin Roosevelt. A wording mix-up by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts in 2009 led to a do-over. This time, Obama will take the oath privately on Sunday, Jan. 20, the day set out in the Constitution. Since inaugurations are traditionally not held on Sundays, he'll have his public swearing-in on Monday. (File)
Portable toilets to be available for the parade route, the National Mall and the Washington Monument 2,400. (File)
Portable toilets to be available for the parade route, the National Mall and the Washington Monument: 2,400.
(File)
Dollars the architect of the Capitol has allotted to spruce up the grounds 4.2 million That includes platform construction, bleachers and barricades. (WTOPBrennan Haselton)
Dollars the architect of the Capitol has allotted to spruce up the grounds: $4.2 million
That includes platform construction, bleachers and barricades. (WTOP/Brennan Haselton)
Snow fencing to be erected outside the Capitol 4 miles(WTOPAndrew Mollenbeck)
Snow fencing to be erected outside the Capitol: 4 miles
(WTOP/Andrew Mollenbeck)
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Pieces in the United States Air Force Band marching in the parade 99 (WTOPBrennan Haselton)
Pieces in the United States Air Force Band marching in the parade: 99
(WTOP/Brennan Haselton)
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