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Cellphone towers erected for inauguration on National Mall

There may be fewer people on the Mall for the president's second inauguration, but this year's crowd may be better able to make calls from their cellphones.

Saturday - 01/05/2013, 12:39pm EST

Tags: cellphone tower, National Mall, inauguration

Cell towers added to National Mall for inaugural

Extra cellphone towers are being installed on the National Mall to handle the heavy use expected from smartphones during the presidential inauguration.

Saturday - 01/05/2013, 11:13am EST

Tags: cellphone tower, National Mall, inauguration

Researcher: Slaves quarried stone for Smithsonian

New research has found that the red sandstone for one of the oldest buildings on the National Mall, the Smithsonian Castle, was quarried by slaves.

Thursday - 12/13/2012, 01:36pm EST

Tags: National Mall, Smithsonian Castle, slaves

Holiday season means ice skating on the Mall

Here is a list of the area's ice skating options plus hours and skate rental prices.

Sunday - 11/18/2012, 09:40am EST

Tags: ice skating, National Mall, winter recreation


Eisenhower Memorial approval delayed into 2013

Plans to build a national memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower will be delayed into next year as the World War II general's family continues to object to a design by architect Frank Gehry.

Friday - 11/16/2012, 04:29pm EST

Tags: Dwight D. Eisenhower, National Mall, Frank Gehry

Love of running sparked Petraeus, Broadwell bond

Before the affair came to light, Paula Broadwell revealed snippets of her and Gen. David Petraeus' relationship in interviews.

Thursday - 11/15/2012, 04:28am EST

Tags: David Petraeus, paula broadwell, dick uliano, National Mall

D.C. Delegate: National Mall dangerously dark

Because Daylight Saving Time is over and it's getting dark sooner, a local leader took time Monday night to inspect the streetlights that help deter crime on the National Mall.

Tuesday - 11/06/2012, 03:27am EST

Tags: daylight saving time, michelle basch, National Mall, crime

Puppets descend on capital in Million Puppet March

Public Broadcasting Station supporters rallied along side Sesame Street characters outside the nation's Capitol Saturday show their loyalty to the educational network.

Saturday - 11/03/2012, 02:42pm EDT

Tags: PBS, National Mall, romney

National Mall largely unaffected by Sandy

The National Park Service says its low-lying monuments and memorials along the National Mall came through superstorm Sandy largely unscathed, and flooding along the Potomac River is not expected to reach the Mall.

Tuesday - 10/30/2012, 01:20pm EDT

Tags: National Mall

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