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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.
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