Monday, March 22, 2010

The National Building Museum

I went there the very first time I visited DC. I was absolutely amazed by the amazing building and it's  impressive height with tall columns that end in arches that reach the ceiling. Of course, I had to go back to be amazed all over again.

Facade of the Museum

The main purpose of the Building Museum is to exhibit work created by famous architects, sustainable projects, and many others that relate to the built environment. It is a place the fosters end encourages people to learn about the places where they live and work, about the impact each of these space have in our everyday lives, and the influence of those who create them in our environment (click link for video).

 Columns that support the ceiling with it's Corinthian capitals with leaves and flowers


The building was built between 1882 and 1887 to house US Pension Bureau’s headquarter and to provide politicians and socialites in Washington a grand space to hold functions and events. After several renovations it was renamed in 1997 National Building Museum.

 Views of the columns from the first and third floors

If you visit the city, make sure you stop by this amazing place along with your trip to all the other museums... 

You'll be amazed how beautiful it is

Third floor corridors and decorative vessels

25 comments:

  1. It's gorgeous inside, love the architecture!

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  2. Beautiful! Have a wonderful week :)

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  3. Stunning architecture! I'll definitely have to check this out next time I'm the DC area.

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  4. What a beautiful building...look at those columns!

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  5. This building's interior is absolutely incredible. I had no idea anything like it existed! I can only imagine what it would have been like to go to a grand soiree there.

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  6. wow - what a great example of architecture! :)

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  7. I confess, as often as I have been to Washington, I have never visited the National Building Museum. It is on my list of places to see now! Your photos have a wonderful sense of space and light!

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  8. Yay! I'm loving these pictures too...I actually have never been to DC :O

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  9. stunning! i can totally understand why you had to go back to see it again.

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  10. I love DC buildings. I went to the Library of Congress and was absolutely blown away by how stunning everything was. GO USA!

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  11. Wow it's absolutely gorgeous! Thx for sharing. I have to go there next time I visit DC. I have family there so it should be in the next few months.

    Loving the new name and new look, btw. Just fantastic!

    Hope you had a nice weekend! Oh and I am also now a follower. Didn't realize I wasn't yet....

    :)
    Dawn
    http://thealternativebride.blogspot.com/

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  12. Never been there...love all the classical architecture :)

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  13. gorgeous. i love a beautiful building with a bit of history.

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  14. This is beautiful. We're going to Washington later this year, I'll have to remember to stop here. Thanks!

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  15. I have not known! This is absolutely beautiful!
    I am so ready to visit Washington,DC again!

    Thanks for the introduction! And thanks for your spring wishes!

    I am coming back soon!

    Victoria

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  16. Beautiful Blog! I love your photos! Thanks for stopping by today and inspiring! Best, Connie

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  17. such beautiful photos u took!! amazing there!

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  18. wow this architecture is beautiful! I love it.

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  19. WOW! Stunning. I hae not seen this place.

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  20. This is so beautiful--it's truly someplace I'd like to visit.

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  21. Wow! My daughter works here! Yes, it's a beautiful building.She's in public programming and really loves working here. So glad you came by! I'll send this on to her.

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  22. The National Building Museum looks amazing. I didn't know it even existed! Thanks for sharing and have a lovely weekend.

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  23. The Building Museum is wonderful. They have a small soft play area for littles ones and they even offer child birthday parties there. It's always a treat to go.

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  24. this is so gorgeous, i am definitely going to have to put it on my to-do list next time i visit dc!

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