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True Lies - Talk About a Coast-to-Coast Chase...
Near the beginning when Arnold is chasing the terrorist on horseback, they show him going accross the park toward Hotel Washington. But when they cut to some of the outside scenes, they are actually at the Boneventure Hotel in Califonia.
Also the motocycle jump from the one building to the next appears to be from a building at least 20 stories high. Buildings in Wahsington DC are limited to approximatly 12 stories. This is due to the fact that no building may be taller than the Capital Building.
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chris writes:
Actually, D.C. building height limit is based on the width of the street which the building fronts - the building may not be more than 20 feet taller than than the width of the street it fronts. Generally, this permits buildings no taller than 130 feet, but some buildings may rise to 160 feet along Penn. Avenue. (The Washington Monument is about 555 feet). However, the code allows an exception for penthouses, towers, spires, minarets, etc. Exceptions must be approved as a variance to the general height limit. The variances granted for towers and the like are why some buildings total height in D.C. rises to over 200 feet. (The tallest building, aside from the Washington Monument is the Old Post Office which rises to about 315 - taller than the Capitol building, which is 288 feet. The building was constructed before the height limit law was first enacted in 1899 and later revised in 1910, but it probably would have been unaffected because the building didn't originally apply to federal buildings).
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Jimbob writes:
In the scene where Arnold is chasing the bad bloke on his horse, you can sometimes clearly see that it is a stunt man, and they have made hardly any effort covering it up, because he looks nothing like Arnold.
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Paul Robinson writes:
No, the reason buildings in Washington, DC have a height limit is not because they can't be taller than the Capitol building. It is because they cannot be taller than the Washington Monument.
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Angus writes:
I agree with the above. On touring DC when my son was stationed there with the NAVY, it was stated that no building may be built taller than the Washington Monument, not the Capital Building...
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