About that Giant Balloon You Saw Over DC This Morning Vol. 72

Photo by Erin Ward Bibo

Erin tweets us:

“What is this big balloon flying over DC? Huge and hovering. I’m at 12th and M NE. It looks to us like it could be north of convention center? But also close to helicopter flight path?”

First spotted back in October 2009, this is the Air Photos Live: “balloon launched by Digital Design and Imaging Inc. to take aerial photos of the District’s skyline as part of the joint Height Master Plan the DC Office of Planning and the National Capital Planning Commission are conducting in response to a Congressional request.”

Anyone else spot it this morning? If so, where’d you see it from? We get sightings about every six months or so.  The last one was back in April.

And here’s a great close up from Mr. T in DC (@MrTinDC) from N Street, NW near the convention center pre-launch:


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