Sunday, April 17, 2011

Library of Congress - Washington DC

Justly celebrated as the culmination of architectural 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.

"Peace" By Gari Meldhers.  Library of Congress.

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.

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