Alan Karchmer has done for architecture what Bill Cunningham did for fashion.
After a temporary, three-month closure for renovations, Washington, D.C.’s National Building Museum is set to reopen to the public on March 13. The main renovations are focused on the building’s Great Hall, which is known for its 75-foot-tall Corinthian columns and gilded archways. In addition, the 19th-century concrete floor will be shored up with a modern foundation, and the space will be reorganized, so that the bulk of the exhibits now live on the second floor.
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