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fmcfad01 asks yesterday: “what’s this weird balloon over Eckington? Maybe over the train tracks toward RI Ave?”
This is the AirPhotosLive imaging balloon! Our last sighting was October 2021. Lots of info, and the super sweet view it sees, here.
Ed. Note: It’s the AirPhotosLive imaging balloon! Our last sighting was June 2021. Lots of info, and the super sweet view it sees, here.
Working from Rosslyn today, and it looks like a balloon has been moored over the mall. Any info? You can see them taking it down as of 9:40am in the second picture where it is at a lower altitude.” Read More
Ericka spotted it yesterday around 6pm: “Unusual sighting right now”
This is the famed imaging balloon of course! Our last sighting was October 2020. In March of 2020 we got to see Read More
Claire asks: “Any idea what this unidentified floating object is? Spotted from 9th and D NE just now. Hard to tell where it’s tethered, but maybe H and 5th or 6th?”
This is the famed imaging balloon of course! Our last sighting was September 2020. In March of 2020 we got to see the great view from up there.
Elliot also sent a shot earlier from H Street, NE: Read More
Meredith asks: “Anyone know what the heck this balloon is? I’ve seen it a few times, perhaps construction-related? Looks to be in Penn Quarter or further to the southwest.” Read More
Thanks to all who sent in reports from Dupont to Foggy Bottom.
This is the famed imaging balloon of course! Our last sighting was June 2019. In March of 2020 we got to see the great view from up there.
Our first sighting of the imaging balloon was back in October 2009.
Stay tuned for more sightings in about six months.
“360 degree annotated aerial visualization showing Digital Design & Imaging Service’s typical line-of-sight study used by city planners and developers to calculate the views from proposed buildings.”view here
We get queries about the imaging balloon every few months. Now we get a chance to see what it saw and it’s pretty awesome! Thanks to the folks from AirPhotosLive for sharing this awesomeness: “Here is the aerial which may cover much of your readerships neighborhoods.”
Thanks to John P. for sending this afternoon:
“Flying across the street from the Old Executive Office building. Not a baby trump.” Read More
Photo by Sarah Kliff
“I need an explainer on what the story is with this weird blimp floating over 17th and L St this morning.”
This is the famed imaging balloon of course! Our last sighting was May 25th 2018.
Our first sighting of the imaging balloon was back in October 2009. Read More
Thanks to Ken for sending the shot above:
“Taken from my office, facing west over 19th Street.”
And Josh sends from the 600 block of T Street, NW below:
Our first sighting of the imaging balloon was back in October 2009. Last year we learned “The balloon was 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.”
Though I wonder if the explanation is still accurate. Why is the survey taking so long or maybe this is a new survey?