Existing comment:
Architect's Model, 1964:
The model was fabricated for the 1965-68 renovation of the building for occupancy by the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. After years of neglect, $5,465,000 was appropriated by Congress for the project, but when construction bids exceeded this amount by 35 percent, the scope of work had to be reduced and compromises made.
Proposed user comment: