Attack of the 80-foot Ovechkin

On the corner of 13th & L Streets Northwest hangs this huge Ovechkin banner. It’s seven stories high — about 80′ for #8, perhaps? — and brings a smile to my face every time I walk by on my way to work… a fitting advertisement for a player of his stature. Thought you’d enjoy a photo of the building, so here it is:

Ovechkin Banner
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7 Responses to Attack of the 80-foot Ovechkin

  1. Nice to see. I’ll never forget going to the Verizon Center and seeing a similar picture of David Robinson in a Spurs uniform across the street. Finally a local icon is honored.

  2. Goat says:

    Very nice indeed. I’ve never seen the banner in daylight, as I’m only usually in the area for game nights, so thanks for the pic!

  3. OrderedChaos says:

    Michael Grass of the Express website’s FreeRide section postulates that Ovie’s stature may have been aided by the 7-3 defeat of the Hurricanes:
    http://www.readexpress.com/read_freeride/2007/01/caps_giant_gets_even_bigger.php
    The article also contains a link to preliminary discussions about Verizon Center upgrades (including a new scoreboard), check it out.

  4. Netsrak says:

    That advertisement only further illustrates the ridiculous illegibility of the nameplates on the Caps’ sweaters.

  5. dana says:

    i have that poster hanging up in my living room. its hot

  6. Brett says:

    damn that’s awesome!! thanks

  7. That’s an awesome poster and picture. I borrowed it for my blog. It took 20? years in Detroit to put the pic of Yzerman of that size on the building.
    I am glad Alex is advertising AIM pages. That helped Washington to get ahead in this. 🙂

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