The Museum of Crime and Punishment is located on 575 7th Street, NW, Washington DC, 20004. As in all museums, this museum specializes in documenting important facts and statistics about special crime cases. The emergence of new technologies has made it possible for documenting crimes and punishments that occurred years ago. Like Newseum, there are also studios located in this museum where visitors and tourists can watch live broadcast crime shows or watch one of John Walsh’s investigative pieces. There are also tools used by law enforcement officers that children can explore in this museum; these include night vision goggles, lie detector test machines, simulating police chase etc.
Newseum is one of the pioneer buildings located between the US Capitol and the White House on 555 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington DC. It was inaugurated on April 11, 2008. This unique building houses the latest digital information as it is related to News production. There are interactive news studios in the building where visitors can practice news anchor skills, watch news events on High Definition TV monitor screens. This is actually a place to come face-to-face with state-of-the- art technology. Visitors can also have the luxury of sitting in a live studio where program like “ This week with Stephanopoulos” is hosted.
The Robert Taft Memorial is located between the Constitution Avenue and New Jersey Avenue. It represents the statue of Senator Taft. According to the information provided on the website “ this memorial to Robert A. Taft, presented by the people to the Congress of the United States, Stands as a tribute to the honesty, indomitable courage, and high principles of free government symbolized by his life.”
Also commenting about his role in the US senate, Moser, (2001) said that most of his colleagues in the Senate used to look at him as an obstructionist because he had a tough mind that needed strong argument to influence. He was difficult to be swayed. A case in point was during World War II when one intelligent official from Britain described him as one with a tough mind. He again manifested this tendency of his during Harry Truman administration during the cold war when he openly criticized him.
The reason that propelled the construction of the second senate building was what brought about the third: the need for more space. The architect that was chosen to carry out this project was George M. White. He then commissioned the work to John Carl Warnecke.
The building has office allowance for about fifty senators. In 1976, the senate building was officially named after Senator Philip Hart.
After the completion of the Russell Building, there was the need for another building to house State Senators. is is what gave birth to the construction of the Dirksen Senate Office Building that was named after Everett Dirksen who in 1972 was the minority leader from Illinois. The issue of space was very crucial to satisfy the needs of senators who wanted to accommodate their increasing number of staff. Another reason for wanting to create additional senate building was because Alaska and Hawaii had been added as states after the Second World War and so their senators needed accommodation.
Otto Eggers and Daniel Higgins were the two architects from New York who were entrusted the task of designing the building. It was in 1958 that the new building was completed. With the dawn of the television technology, this new building was constructed in a way to accommodate those exigencies.