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Bandaloop Dancers To Perform On The Face Of D.C.’s Old Post Office Building

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WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES:  This 13 April, 2005 photo shows the Old Post Office Building in Washington, DC. The building now houses shops and restaurants. Washington's first skyscraper, its steel and granite frame stands an impressive twelve stories tall. Built to house both the U.S. Post Office and the D.C. Post Office, it was the largest and tallest government building in the city. The Old Post Office was the first government building to have its own electric power plant, with engines to drive over 3,900 lights.  AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER  (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES: This 13 April, 2005 photo shows the Old Post Office Building in Washington, DC. The building now houses shops and restaurants. Washington’s first skyscraper, its steel and granite frame stands an impressive twelve stories tall. Built to house both the U.S. Post Office and the D.C. Post Office, it was the largest and tallest government building in the city. The Old Post Office was the first government building to have its own electric power plant, with engines to drive over 3,900 lights. AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Aerial dancers are preparing to scale one of Washington’s most prominent buildings on Pennsylvania Avenue in a performance for the Kennedy Center’s citywide street arts festival.

On Friday evening, dancers from San Francisco-based Project Bandaloop will perform on the face of the Old Post Office Pavilion’s 315-foot clock tower. Pennsylvania Avenue will be closed to traffic for the show from 8 to 10 p.m.

The Romanesque revival structure was completed in 1899 to house the U.S. Post Office headquarters and the city’s post office. It’s the second-tallest structure in the nation’s capital, after the Washington Monument.

The building houses the National Endowment for the Arts and other government offices. But Donald Trump plans to make it a luxury hotel.

Organizers recommend visitors bring mats or folding chairs to sit on.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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