NCFA Main Entrance Reopens After 4 Years

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Summary

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."

Subject

  • National Collection of Fine Arts)
  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
  • Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Torch, 5/1974, p. 2

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1974

Topic

  • Architecture
  • Openings
  • Buildings

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