Aerial View of NMAI Construction from the South, June 30, 2002, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, Aerial view of the construction site for the National Museum of the American Indian seen from the south. This is an early phase of construction, with cranes visible. To the north is the National Gallery of Art, to the west is the plaza of the National Air and Space Museum, and to the east is the Capitol Reflecting Pool. The red brick National Building Museum can be seen in the distance..