NCFA Main Entrance Reopens After 4 Years

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The main entrance of the National Collection of Fine Arts (8th and G Sts., NW) is reopened after nearly four years of being blocked by Metro subway construction. "Because of modifications at the site underground, visitors approaching the building [must] now mount stairs to a raised, paved platform extending out from the NCFA's entrance, with pediments on each side. Steps formerly led directly up to the entrance."


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