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Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 03/28/2013

What’s D.C.’s most beautiful room?

About 200 people have voted so far in my poll asking what is D.C.’s most beautiful room, and the traditional answer is the clear winner. The Library of Congress’ main reading room garnered a clear plurality, with 30 percent of all votes.

The main reading room of the Library of Congress. (Michael Dersin)
Three other rooms had large a percentage of the vote. The National Building Museum’s great hall was second with 19 percent, the Library of Congress’ great hall was third with 17 percent, and Union Station was fourth with 14 percent.

All other answers together added up to about 21 percent. In addition to the four other options available in the poll, multiple readers suggested the Freer Gallery’s Peacock Room. Others suggested the National Gallery West Wing rotunda, National Airport’s terminal, and the Botanic Gardens conservatory.

Dan Malouff is an Arlington County transportation planner who blogs independently at The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.

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