The 7 most spectacular views in D.C., ranked

The view from the roof deck at the W Hotel’s POV Lounge is one of the best in town. (Astrid Riecken for The Washington Post)
Sadie Dingfelder

There’s a reason billionaires like to occupy the top floors of skyscrapers: Great heights confer a sense of power, of omnipotence even. While many cities’ best views go to the highest bidder, the situation in D.C. is more democratic — building-height and airspace restrictions limit the best views to passengers in helicopters of the military or medical varieties. So unless you plan to

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