A 74-Foot-Tall Robert Griffin III Will Light Up Pennsylvania Avenue Thursday

The Washington Monument. The Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials. The U.S. Capitol. For one night only, a new monument will be erected and stand side-by-side with some of our city and country's most iconic symbols.

Okay, not quite, but there is going to be a 74-foot-tall image of Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III projected onto Pennsylvania Avenue.

In honor of RGIII's home debut Saturday against the Indianapolis Colts, a large rendering of the rookie quarterback will engulf the Newseum's First Amendment wall Thursday, in partnership with Adidas (one of Griffin's many sponsors).

"We're part of a community welcome of Robert Griffin III to Washington, D.C.," vice president of exhibits, programs and media relations Cathy Trost said Wednesday in a brief interview. "The projection itself has been created by Adidas. It is a celebration of the arrival of the new Redskins quarterback."

According to Trost, the projection will be an animated light show featuring a moving illustration of Griffin along with the names of fans who participated in an Adidas campaign on Facebook. More than 20 projectors will illuminate Pennsylvania Avenue and cover an area of more than 20,000 square feet.

RGIII will be lit up from 8 p.m. Thursday until about midnight Thursday evening/Friday morning, but like the rest of D.C., Trost hopes that he will light things up all season long.

"We're excited as everyone else in Washington, D.C. for RGIII's arrival," she said. "We allow the use of that tablet very selectively -- just for causes that are related to our mission or our sense of community. We see this as a real important part of the community."

Now that you've been made aware, please don't be alarmed by the giant man near the White House.

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