Sights of campus before Inauguration Day

By , and Jan 19, 2021 1:59 PM

The presidential inauguration typically draws large crowds to the city, but this year, the event will feature entirely televised performances and speeches.

Amid security threats after the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and the COVID-19 pandemic, people have been encouraged to stay home and watch the ceremony play out online rather than stand in from of the Capitol. Thousands of National Guard members are stationed around D.C., and the Foggy Bottom Campus has been declared a “green zone” limited to residents and businesses.

In case you’re not in the District, here are some of the sights around campus as Inauguration Day nears:

Lillian Bautista | Senior Photo Editor

National Guard members stand guard on 23rd St. NW outside of Shenkman Hall and Sorority Row on Sunday.

Zach Brien | Staff Photographer

Construction crews set up stages along the National Mall between the U.S. Capitol and the Washington Monument Thursday.

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An armored National Guard truck is seen parked outside of the School of Engineering and Applied Science Sunday.

Phebe Grosser | Staff Photographer

Workers install a fence along L Street NW Thursday in preparation for the inauguration ceremony.

Phebe Grosser | Staff Photographer

National Guard troops stand guard outside of the U.S. Capitol Thursday.

Lillian Bautista | Senior Photo Editor

A digital poster is seen Thursday at a bus stop on F Street NW seeking information on the rioters who stormed the Capitol earlier this month.

Zach Brien | Staff Photographer

Anna Swearingen, left, Laurie Arbeiter, center, and Lisa Fithia, right, stand outside of the U.S. Capitol holding up banner that reads, “Remove Them All” Thursday.

Lillian Bautista | Senior Photo Editor

Pedestrians walk by a row of National Guard members on Pennsylvania Avenue Sunday.

Phebe Grosser | Staff Photographer

Workers cover windows with wood on Friday. Several shops, restaurants and hotels in downtown D.C. are closing this week as security ramps up.

Lillian Bautista | Senior Photo Editor

A Private First Class National Guard soldier patrols downtown D.C. on Sunday.

Phebe Grosser | Staff Photographer

The U.S. Capitol is seen at night with the stage set for inauguration services.

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