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At the highest point in Arlington National Cemetery, at a spot once called the grandest vista in the world, lies the grave of Pierre Charles L'Enfant. L'Enfant, a French architect, designed for George Washington the U.S. capital of Washington D.C.—a design that actually drew from the architecture of absolute monarchy on display at Versailles. Curbed National traces the similarities between L'Enfant's plan for the D.C. and the work of Versailles' Andre Le Notre. [Curbed National]