Saturday, November 19, 2016
Inauguration prep underway: Parade stands take shape
WASHINGTON – Before the presidential inauguration on Jan. 20, D.C. officials have some important construction work to do shaping the viewing areas for the parade.
“We’re approximately two to two-and-a-half weeks into the construction process,” said Jeff Bonvechio, deputy director of the District’s General Services Department.
The agency is in charge of building three stands along the parade route.
Two of the stands will go outside the White House for President-elect Donald Trump, his guests and the media. The other stand will be outside the Wilson Building for Mayor Muriel Bowser and members of the D.C. Council.
“The steel support frames are going up,” Bonvechio said. “Soon we will begin putting in the remaining walls and the ceilings.”
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