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Library of Congress

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Building Name: Library of Congress

Image Title: Library of Congress

Creator (i.e., draftsman, photographer, architect, etc.): Smithmeyer & Pelz, architects; Bernard R. Green, enginner-in-charge
Created: 1899

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In the construction of this building, which cost six million dollars, over 270,000 square feet of Expanded Metal Lath were used to form pilasters, domes, vaulted ceilings, etc. The Decorations are of the most costly and elaborate character and it was necessary to have the best possible material to carry the plaster.

Published Source: AIA/T-Square Yearbook, p. 193 (1899)


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