Concept drawing for National Air and Space Museum Building

ID: SIA2017-017941

Creator: Harbeson, Hough, Livingston & Larson, Architects

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: May 18, 1962

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 07-010 Box 3, Folder: 9

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Summary

Cross section through main entrance concept drawing submitted by Harbeson, Hough, Livingston and Larson, Architects created for the proposed new National Air and Space Museum building. Interior shows airplanes displayed on different levels. They were not selected.

Subject

  • National Air and Space Museum
  • National Air Museum (U.S.)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • In 1958, President Eisenhower authorized the preparation of plans for the construction of a building for a National Air Museum, to be located on a site bounded by Fourth and Seventh Streets SW, Independence Avenue, and Jefferson Drive. The 1964 design by Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum (HOK) for "a Museum for the Space Age" was selected. However, their initial design was later modified. In July 1966, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law a bill authorizing construction of a new building for the newly-renamed National Air and Space Museum (NASM). Congressional passage of appropriations for the construction of the new museum occurred in 1971. The final design was approved in 1972 and construction began in November of 1972. The museum opened July 1, 1976.
  • HOK were the architects selected. However, their original design was revised and this became the final design.
  • For the 1972 final design by Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum (HOK), see Neg. SIA2017-018111 through 018119, SIA2017-018122 through SIA2017-018134, and 94-2479. See also Neg. SIA2017-018095 through SIA2017-018101 for initial design by HOK. For other designs for a proposed new National Air Museum see: United States, Public Building Administration 1949; McKim, Mead & White 1955; Harbeson, Hough, Livingston & Larson 1962; and HOK's preliminary design of 1964.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 07-010 Box 3, Folder: 9

Contact information

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

Date

May 18, 1962

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Design
  • Museum buildings
  • Architects
  • Architecture
  • Aeronautics
  • New Museums
  • Museums
  • Drawings
  • Architectural drawing
  • Architectural design
  • Architectural firms
  • Architecture--Design and plans
  • Aeronautical museums

Place

Washington (D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Architectural drawings

ID Number

SIA2017-017941

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 11w x 14h; Type of Image: Architectural drawing; Medium: Photographic Print

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