Roof of the North Tower Before Being Installed

ID: 2005-8428

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1970

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 99, Box 459, Folder SDR - Photographs, 1970

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Summary

The new cap for the lower North Tower of the Smithsonian Institution Building on the ground in front of the building before it is installed, 1970. A man is putting roofing paper on it before it is raised to the top of the tower. The original roof was destroyed in the fire of January 24, 1865.

Subject

  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Building North Towers

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

There are four photographs of the new North Tower Cap in this series. See Negative # 2005-8428 showing the cap on the ground, and Neg. #s 2005-8429 and 2005-8430 hoisting the top. The original negative number is 1626-1 but that negative could not be located on file. The original photograph was re-scanned and given new negative and digital file numbers.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 99, Box 459, Folder SDR - Photographs, 1970

Contact information

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

Date

1970

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Towers
  • Cranes, derricks, etc
  • Conservation and restoration
  • Architecture
  • Roofs
  • Special events
  • Buildings--Conservation and restoration

Form/Genre

Photographic print

ID Number

2005-8428

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Event; Medium: Photographic print

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