Museum of History and Technology Construction

ID: SIA RU000285 [SIA2010-2195]

Creator: Beall, Bill

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: Undated

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 285, Image No. SIA2010-2195

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Summary

The caption on this image reads, "How deep is this hole?--It's $1,560,000 deep, just for digging the hole, itself. It was dug out for the Smithsonian's new Museum of History and Technology on Constitution Avenue between 12th and 14th Streets, NW, which is scheduled for completion in December 1961. The five-story and basement building will measure 570 feet long and 301 feet wide on the ground floor. The photo was made looking northwest at the Commerce and Labor buildings.

Subject

National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 285, Image No. SIA2010-2195

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

Date

Undated

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Topic

Architecture

Form/Genre

Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA RU000285 [SIA2010-2195]

Physical description

8.75x6

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