National Geographic : 1960 Jun
Smithsonian's domain, seen from the Washing ton Monument, spans 10 blocks eastward on the Mall toward the Capitol, whose dome is scaffolded for repair and darkened by an undercoat of anti rust paint. A two-block pit (1) marks the site of a new Museum of History and Technology (opposite). Proposed wings will expand the Nat ural History Building (2). Across the Mall from 804 the marble dome of the National Gallery of Art NATIONALGEOGRAPHICPHOTOGRAPHERBARRYBISHOP (3) will rise the new Air Museum building (4). The slim white pencil of a Jupiter-C missile stands beside the Arts and Industries Building (5), which, with the Aircraft Building (6), shel ters a few of the National Air Museum's historic craft. Oriental art fills the Freer Gallery (7). Headquarters building (8) resembles a Norman castle. Pillared facades of the Federal Triangle (left) border Constitution Avenue.