Although perhaps not the best known of the museums of Washington DC, the National Building Museum is worth visiting as much for its stunning and ornate interior as for its exhibits. The building is located a few blocks north of the National Mall and was originally constructed in the late 19th century to host political events and house the Pension Bureau. In 1997, the building became the home of the National Building Museum and today has displays on architecture, urban planning, interior design and engineering. One thing most visitors find impressive is the Great Hall, shown in this online jigsaw puzzle. The museum’s Great Hall measures just over 300 feet long, by 100 feet wide and has a height of almost 160 feet. The eight huge Corinthian columns are among the tallest in the world.
Credit: Special thanks to Phil Roeder for making the photograph used for this jigsaw puzzle available through the Creative Commons Attribution license. Visit Phil Roeder's Flickr photostream.
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