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Capital Business
Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 05/13/2012

Your sketches for the Washington skyline

Daniel Rippeteau, principal of Rippeteau Architects, proposes using the Hoover site for a new monument paying tribute to the nation’s love of oil. “Drill the seat of power,” he said. (Daniel Rippeteau/Rippeteau Architects)
In this week’s Capital Business, we asked local architects to show us what they’d do with the FBI’s Hoover building if they could remake it without heeding any restrictions, even the 1910 Height Act.

Now it’s your turn: Reimagine the Washington skyline or a notable D.C. building. Make a drawing (see below) and submit it to us by emailing it to, tweet it to us at @CapitalBiz, or post it on our Facebook page. We’ll feature some of the best entries.

By sharing your image with us, you allow us to use it on, in print, or on Washington Post social media channels.

How to create a digital drawing:

1.iPad users: There are a number of apps that you can use to draw on
Robert M. Sponseller, principal at Shalom Baranes Associates, dreams up a recipe for the Hoover site that would serve the city better by providing a central market area surrounded by retail, housing and a hotel. (Robert M. Sponseller/Shalom Baranes Associates)
the iPad. Try out Paper or Penultimate. Submit the results from the app itself. Or take a screenshot on your iPad by pressing the home and on/off buttons at the same time and then submit.

2.Android users: Try out Scribbler, SketchBook, Sketch n Draw apps. Share with us directly from the app via email or Twitter.

3.iPhone users: Try Draw, My Brush, or Inspire. Share with us directly from the app via email or Twitter.

4.Desktop users: Windows users will likely know the old fashioned standby MS Paint. It might seem crude but it gets the job done. Save your drawings like you would any file and submit. Mac users can try PaintBrush or search the Mac store for other options. Advanced users may use Photoshop or equivalent, if they wish.

5. Pen and paper users: Take a photograph of your sketch, or scan it and send it to us.

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