Arts and Industries Damaged by Weather

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Summary

Inclement weather in Washington causes damage to the Arts and Industries Building. The weight of snow and rain caused several ice chunks to fall from the outer roof to the lower skylight roof. An office, the South Hall and a section of the west wing were closed on February 21, 1979. No one was hurt in the incident.

Subject

Arts and Industries Building)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Torch, 3/1979, p. 6.

Contact information

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

Date

February, 1979

Topic

  • Closings
  • Architecture
  • Snow
  • Winter storms
  • Blizzards
  • Buildings

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