Today's letter is F, so we'll start by exploring Farragut Square. This is a major downtown spot, smack in the middle of a lot of commercial business office towers. In book 2, the heroine, Claire, works in an office building right off of Farragut Square. The area is served by 2 metro stations, and there is an underground shopping area and food court. It's busy during the day due to the business traffic, but there's not much happening here at night. I think the city has started to use the space for public activities, but when I lived in the area, there were a few bars but not much else.
What's interesting about Farragut Square is the statue of Admiral David Farragut in the middle of the green space. Some of you may remember him from his famous quote, "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!" Now he watches over the neighborhood with an impassive bronze stare.
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