Friday, January 28, 2011

Library of Congress - Washington D.C.

Library of Congress
Washington D.C.
Justly celebrated as the culmination of architcural achievement of the day.  Was completed in 1897 at a cost of over $6,000,000.  The Library is here seen from the Capitol.  The dome and lantern are finished in black copper, with panels, gilded with thick coating of gold leaf; and the cresting of the dome terminated in a gilded finial representing the torch of science ever burning.

Library of Congress
Washington, D.C.
Completed in 1897 at a cost of 6 million dollars, the building design follows a modified French Renaissance style of architecture.  The nearby annex was added in 1938.

"Peace" By Gari Melchers    Library of Congress

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