Reagan Building hums along with little mention of president's 100th birthday
There are no events planned until May in the downtown Washington federal building bearing Ronald Reagan's name to mark his 100th birthday, so there will be no parties for him this week in the ballrooms, no new exhibits in the hallways or commemorative lectures in the auditoriums.
And good luck finding any sign of him in the building's three gift shops.
Nonetheless, the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center lives on as a paradoxical monument to a president, born Feb. 6, 1911, who called government "the problem," slashed the budgets of agencies within it and abhorred the kind of overdue, over-budgeted construction project it became.
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