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The U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial In Arlington Gets Renovated

The 75th anniversary of the famous flag-raising above Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima is nearing and the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, has just got renovated in time. The Japanese island, located in the Pacific Ocean between the U.S. territory of Guam and the Japanese mainland, was the location of a five-week World War II battle during the spring of 1945.
David Rubenstein at the Marine Corps Memorial before its renovation.
According to wtop.com, "President Dwight D. Eisenhower dedicated the memorial, which depicts 32-foot-high figures raising a 60-foot flagpole, on Nov. 10, 1954. The memorial has been undergoing renovation since the fall of 2017 thanks to a $5.37 million donation from Carlyle Group founder and philanthropist David Rubenstein. Rubenstein is also the chairman of the Kennedy Center’s board of trustees. He made the donation in honor of his father’s service in the Marine Corps. The National Park Service supervised the memorial’s renovation, which included making new engravings, cleaning and waxing the sculpture, brazing bronze seams and re-gilding the letters and inscriptions along its base." As per wtop.com, "The Park Service’s Web page dedicated to the project shows a series of before-and-after photos showing the rehabilitation of the sculpture. Before the project, the statues were discolored and pitted. Now they are smooth and show very little wear. In a statement on the Park Service’s website, Rubenstein noted the importance of maintaining the memorial as fewer and fewer World War II veterans remain able to tell their stories and applauded the renovation. About 1.5 million people visit the memorial each year."

Properties in Crystal Gateway

Welcome to Crystal Gateway Condominiums, luxury living at its best in the Crystal City subdivision of Arlington, VA. This rare 3-bedroom 2.5 bath, with 2,139 sqft offers spectacular views, an abundance of natural light, and spacious living areas, all in a dynamite location. The large living room/dining room with a wet bar has gleaming blond hardwood floors and plenty of space for all of your furniture, and also connects to the front balcony. You’ll find the perfect den/office/potential guest room with its own half bath fronting the building, as well. The kitchen has beautiful cabinets, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and ceramic tile floors, has a generously sized pantry, and allows for a eat-in breakfast nook. The powder room also comes equipped as a full bathroom for your guests. You’ll find two large bedrooms in the rear of the unit, both with private balcony access, with an outdoor pool view. The huge owner suite with two large closets with built-ins and the timeless marble bathroom ensuite, featuring stand up shower, dual vanity, and soaking tub. TWO UNDERGROUND COVERED GARAGE SPACES CONVEY. Luxurious building amenities include 24-hour security, concierge, outdoor pool, indoor pool, sauna, community room, exercise room, library, meeting room and much more. Minutes to the White House, Pentagon and National Airport. Walk to Amazons East Coast Headquarters, Crystal City shops, restaurants and offices. The best of it all is its walkable and underground access is perfect for inclement weather to Crystal City Metro on the Blue and Yellow Line. The Virginia Rail Express and the shuttle to the Pentagon are just across the street. Located near Long Bridge Park, the Aquatic Center and Mount Vernon Trail Head. Crystal City is without a doubt one of the hottest submarkets in the DC metro area, and here’s your chance to get in before it’s too late. [1300 Crystal Dr #506s, Arlington, VA]

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