The Presidency

The Inauguration by the Numbers

It takes an entire year of planning and construction to build the stage for the president’s swearing-in and make sure all the VIPs have a place to sit. A look at the massive amounts of plywood, portable toilets, and such that the Architect of the Capitol used in Monday’s ceremony.

Illustration by Dorothy Gambrell
Gambrell is a contributing graphics editor for Bloomberg Businessweek.
Dwoskin is a staff writer for Bloomberg Businessweek in Washington. Follow her on Twitter: @lizzadwoskin.

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