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