A bicyclist rides past the front entrance of the former Embassy of Iran.

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Two neighboring Embassy Row properties in Washington, DC, have been boarded up for years. The buildings are caught in a unique sort of real estate limbo as diplomatic relations between the US and Iran are suspended. But if walls could talk, wild parties might be on the tip of their tongues.

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The former Embassy of Iran in Washington, DC, ceased operations after the Iranian Revolution in 1979. The US State Department is the current custodian of the building, which was built in 1959.

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