This video of the entrance of the Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro Station captures the popularity of the location for many people that are both traveling by the metro, those who have a relation to the hospital, those who sell t-shirts and give out pamphlets by the street corner, and to the homeless. This area is but […]
When I went into the Hospital to find a pamphlet, I talked to a man at the information desk who looked around but could not find me a traditional pamphlet. Instead, he presented me with the George Washington University Hospital newsletter. In this newsletter, there are articles that discuss the medical advances that the hospital […]
The hospital’s entrance way seemed partially hidden from the street and sidewalk, as it is set into the building. When I entered the hospital’s reception area, I noticed the high ceilings and the modern interior design. The room was round, with chairs partially on one side, the receptionist desk straight forward from the door with […]
In the same neighborhood of the GW Hospital is the Spanish Embassy, located on Pennsylvania Ave. Because my main Built Environment focus is a hospital, I could not explore the interior as much so I decided to explore the surroundings and the important cultural factors of DC. The embassies are an important one of them. […]
In exploring more of the cultural parts around the GW Hospital, I found there were many restaurants. Because I visited the site midday on a Wednesday, these restaurants were not very busy but there were many around that street corner with open patios to attract those who walk by, as it is a popular area. […]
This is the explored Built Environment, mainly focused on the George Washington University Hospital
Because of the metro entrance, the location of the university, and other attractions of the the area, there was heavy foot traffic outside the hospital on 23rd St NW. As a circled the building, I did not notice much other foot traffic on the other streets except 23rd St. I am curious as to if […]
This is one the side of the hospital on New Hampshire Ave NW. I noticed gardens around the hospital as well as red brick sidewalks- different from the typical concrete sidewalks (probably not significant but I noticed it). The gardens along with the architecture of the building made it very appealing to look at.
This was the courtyard between the medical school and the hospital. There were people sitting and drinking coffee on the benches. The shadows and shade created by the building made the area cooler than the sunnier sidewalk. In the distance, you can see the entrance to the metro on 23rd St NW.
This was one of two fences that encased a group of benches (those benches circling a GW insignia on the ground). This fence piece specifically states: “Seek Truth and Pursue it Steadily.” The second one, across the courtyard from it, states: “Joy of Healing Those Who Seek My Help.” I think this is in reference […]