Obama's Capitol Swearing-In Area and Parade Viewing Stand Take Shape

It won't be long before Obama is sworn in.


By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers.

It won't be long now before Barack Obama places his hand on the Bible to be sworn in as the 44th president of the United States, and it appears that those building the podium on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol are keeping pace. Here are my latest shots of the construction. And if you look hard enough, you'll see the very tall but skinny Capitol Christmas Tree to the right of the West Front stairs.

I also went down to the White House, where the construction of Obama's parade reviewing stand and the press area across Pennsylvania Avenue are well underway. What's left: the interior seating, bulletproof glass, and presidential seal.

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