INTERACTIVE: Washington On Fire
Project was created for the 200th anniversary of the Burning of Washington during the War of 1812. After talking with the Architect of the Capitol, I focused on the Capitol building because, unlike the White House, it wasn’t completely destroyed by British troops. Using a blueprint from 1808, a single illustration drawn a few days after the burning and information from the Architect of the Capitol, I created this model. Online it was important to me to show a 360 degree view of the Capitol so readers could see the whole building.