National Park Service: Fewer Bleachers, Better Viewing for Parade Watchers
Workers have started construction of the viewing stands on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House.
The Post's Nikita Stewart and Michael E. Ruane are reporting that the National Park Service will build just 8,700 bleacher seats for the inaugural parade, compared with 20,000 in 2005, so that there is more sidewalk space from which people can catch a glimpse of the procession. Park Service spokesman Dave Barna said today that a new regulation, being made public later this week, also will open up any unused bleacher seats to the public 10 minutes before the parade kicks off, at no charge. Here's the full story.
David A Nakamura
November 12, 2008; 1:20 PM ET
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