Sunday, March 04, 2018

The detailed 22 min White House VR tour ..

Aerial view of the White House
Ever since land for the official residence of the President of the United States of America was selected by George Washington in 1791, building plan submitted by Irish architect James Hoban was selected. The corner stone was laid the next year and construction was completed by 1800 AD when President John Adams moved in.  
It is quite interesting that in the War between England and the American settlers, that started in 1812, the White House was set on fire in 1814.  The renovation after the fire was completed in 1817 and President John Munroe moved in the year 1817.

Front view ..
Except for some additions done in the nineteenth century and two minor renovations carried out by Theodore Roosevelt in 1901 and Harry Truman in 1948, the building that was formerly called The President's Palace, the Executive Mansion, President's Residence etc. has virtually remained the same.  

Click here for a comparison of the White House with the Rashtrapathi Bhavan in New Delhi, seat of the President of India.

Click here for a 22 minute VR tour of the 5110 sq.m people's house, the White House in Washington DC - the official residence of the President of the United States of America ever since 1800.  

The guide is a very professional person with good knowledge of US politics and history, none other than the former US President Obama ..

Enjoy !!

George..


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