360 view: See the National Mall setup for Donald Trump’s inauguration

Photo 7: At the Washington MonumentThe Washington Monument is uphill from the U.S. Capitol, and while it’s quite a distance from the Capitol, it still offers a line-of-sight view of the Washington landmark. Check out the photos below. It’s a two-story temporary structure that has a direct view of the Capitol. Photo 5: Midway PointThis area is about halfway between the Capitol and the Media Center (the white building under the Washington Monument), where many journalists are working. Photo 1: At the CapitolThis is as close at the public is allowed to get prior to the inauguration. To give you an idea the mall is set up for the big event, we snapped some 360-degree photos that allow you to see in all directions. Photo 3: Capitol Reflecting PoolThis small pool of water is a popular place for people to take photos of the Capitol building and the inauguration setup. — a long, open area that extends from the U.S. Fences and police are keeping everyone from entering the area. Wednesday is going to be a beautiful day. Click and drag each image to move around. Capitol to the Washington Monument and beyond. It would be tough to see anything happening with just the naked eye. Photo 6: Near the Media CenterAs we move closer to the Washington Monument, we reach the Media Center. Partly to mostly sunny with highs in the mid 70s inland, upper 60s by the lake. WASHINGTON — Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to attend Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration Friday.They all file into the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Photo 4: TV MonitorsFrom this point back, giant TV screens are set up to offer attendees a view of what’s happening. If you’re accessing via our app, tap here to see the images in a web browser.We’ll start from the Capitol and work our way toward the Washington Monument. Photo 2: Off to the sideJust a little off to the side of the Capitol, visitors snap photos.