November 4th, 2008 | Published in Google Earth
Whew! It's been a busy last couple weeks for the Street view team. After our recent launches in France, Spain and Italy, Street view is now available in 6 countries. But to help celebrate Election Day, we thought we'd head back to the US and launch imagery of the nation's capital, Washington, D.C.
While you're waiting to hear who the 44th president will be, you can take a look at the Washington Monument, built to commemorate the first president:
You can also check out the Capitol -- in a few months, many new Congresspeople will occupy it:
If you haven't been to Washington since your high school class trip, you can see the new National Museum of the American Indian:
Along with DC, we're also launching Seattle and Baltimore -- these have been our 3 most highly requested cities, but I hope you'll agree it was worth the wait.
In Baltimore, take a look at the National Aquarium:
And in Seattle, you can view head to the Seattle Center to view Frank Gehry's Experience Museum Project with the iconic Space Needle rising behind it:
To give you even more of a reason to explore Street View, we've hidden another special surprise somewhere in our US imagery so keep your eyes peeled. Need a hint to get you started? It's in the home state of someone whose name you'll see on the ballot today.
Posted by Stephen Chau, Product Manager