Celebrity real estate mogul Donald Trump announced his presidential candidacy Tuesday, but he's already left a big mark on Washington.
A sign with Trump's famous last name printed in giant letters appears on a construction site on Pennsylvania Avenue, halfway between the White House and the Capitol building on America's main street.
The oversize sign with letters at least 3 feet high is affixed near 12th Street NW to the construction site of the Old Post Office Building, which Trump is converting into a $200 million luxury hotel.
"It's really big. Really, really, really big," a woman walking in downtown D.C. offered as a review of the sign.
Signage is strictly regulated to be discreet on Pennsylvania Avenue, but federal officials said a temporary construction sign like Trump's is not.
Only a couple visiting from Texas thought the sign was too small.
"No, it could be a lot bigger. He could have gotten one of those Times Square video boards," one of the tourists said.
The 270-room hotel in the third-tallest building in the District is scheduled to open in late 2016, maybe just in time for Trump to book guests for his inauguration.