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Tour: Art and Architecture in the Federal Triangle & President's Neighborhood

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Tour: Art and Architecture in the Federal Triangle & President’s Neighborhood

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The Federal Triangle was first conceived as an integral component of Senator James McMillan’s 1901 plan to reestablish the original intent of the Pierre L’Enfant Plan and develop the central corridor of Washington. Starting with the 1926 Public Buildings Act, the Triangle was developed to encompass the principles of the City Beautiful movement with a blending of Beaux Arts and Neoclassical architecture. This walking tour explores this enclave of federal office buildings, focusing on the integration of art and architecture. From the architectural sculpture campaigns included in the original construction contracts to the paintings and sculpture added by the New Deal programs, art has always been integral to the Triangle’s development.

Details

Date:
December 5, 2015
Time:
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
http://aiadc.com/calendar/event/art-and-architecture-federal-triangle-presidents-neighborhood

Organizer

AIA DC
Phone:
(202) 347-9403
Website:
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Venue

Outside of Archives Metro Station
Washington, D.C., United States + Google Map
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