From our visit to Washington D.C. in 2007
"Dragons to bring rain, prosperity, and friendship"
This is the largest single-span Chinese archway in the world, designed by Chinese-born Washington architect Alfred Liu and erected in 1986. A joint project of the governments of Washington, D.C., and its sister city, Beijing, it marks the entrance to Washington's Chinatown in a statement of international friendship. Chinese and American craftsmen worked side by side to construct it." (from the placard beside it...)
More dragons 'for prosperity' found on a building in Chinatown...