“A lengthy battle between the Autobots and the Decepticons was going to be filmed at Washington DC, but the city authorities vetoed filming large-scale fights on their grounds. Instead, the Autobots are overwhelmed and beat a hasty retreat.” IMDb What a shame. Corroborating this are reports on TFW2005 that Washington nixed the idea of shooting a TFilm battle on their turf. Can’t really blame them, this being of all people (he wrecked the Pyramids in ROTF and turned Chicago into a blitzkrieg in DOTM). Still, I wouldn’t have minded seeing DC become Decepticon Citadel.