Great Hall Restoration Begins

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A $2.7 million renovation and restoration project on the Great Hall of the Smithsonian Institution Building is inaugurated. During that time the Castle was closed intermittently to visitors. The "Federal City" exhibit goes into storage for a year during the renovation. As part of the renovation, gently graded and landscaped ramps to doorways east and west of the Castle's current main entrance will be built, making the building more accessible to visitors with young children or impaired mobility.


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 5, "The Torch," May 1987, p. 8.

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October 1, 1987


  • Architecture
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • People with disabilities
  • Exhibitions
  • Museums
  • Museums and people with disabilities
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction
  • Disabilities

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