Spirit of St. Louis in A&I Building, by Unknown, c. 1950?, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, The "Statue of Freedom" can be seen in the Rotunda. The "Spirit of St. Louis," in which Charles A. Lindbergh made the first non-stop flight to Paris from New York, is suspended over the North Hall of the Arts and Industries Building. Label reads "Deposited by Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh." The "Spirit of St. Louis" was actually flown to the Smithsonian by Lindbergh and put on display in 1928..