Ground Is Broken for the $15-Million Hirshhorn Museum

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An appraisal of the architectural design by Gordon Bunshaft for the new Hirshhorn Museum.


  • Bunshaft, Gordon 1909-1990
  • Hirshhorn, Joseph H
  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden


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Accompanying article by David R. Jones "Ceremony in Capital Led by President as 400 Attend" discusses the ground-breaking ceremony.

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The New York Times (Newspaper)

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January 9, 1969


  • Architecture
  • New Museums
  • Grounds
  • Buildings
  • Building
  • Facilities


Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)

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