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National Building Museum
The National Building Museum was built in 1887 in Washington, D.C. (it was made with 15,500,000 bricks, a world record at the time). The building initially housed the Pension Bureau, and in later years other government agencies occupied its vast structure. In 1980 Congress turned the building into a museum dedicated to building and architectural arts, and named it the National Building Museum.
The building has a vast, open interior space which is popular for large events, including Inaugural Balls when a new President of the United States takes office. (In 2008, Hillary Clinton announced here that she was withdrawing from the Democratic primary for President and also used the occasion to endorse Barack Obama's bid for the presidency.)
In this massive interior space are eight Corinthian columns which are 75 feet tall and eight feet in diameter (the columns are among the tallest in the world).
This is an abstract photograph of four of the Corinthian columns.
May 26th, 2013
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