If you’re at all interested in D.C. architecture history and haven’t been into the Cairo before, find out when the next open house is, visit the unit for sale, and then go up to the roof deck. This 164-foot-in-the-air view, of course, is what prompted Congress to slap height limits on the city:

Behold! (Lydia DePillis)

More after the jump.

Looking west.
The oddly-shaped living room. (Lydia DePillis)

As it happens, there’s a top-floor unit for sale now. At $453,000 for 753 square feet—plus a $605 per month condo fee—it’s not exactly a bargain for the size. A former hotel, the Cairo has all sorts of oddly-shaped spaces that probably would never be built today.

But if you’re the kind of person who would derive satisfaction from giving a silent “screw you” to height limits in the city every morning, it could be worth it.