National Academy of Sciences Building

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National Academy of Sciences building
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National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington, D.C.
National Academy of Sciences Building is located in Central Washington, D.C.
National Academy of Sciences Building
Location2101 Constitution Ave., NW.
Washington, D.C.
Coordinates38°53′34.8″N 77°2′51.72″W / 38.893000°N 77.0477000°W / 38.893000; -77.0477000Coordinates: 38°53′34.8″N 77°2′51.72″W / 38.893000°N 77.0477000°W / 38.893000; -77.0477000
ArchitectBertram Grosvenor Goodhue
NRHP reference #74002168
Added to NRHPMarch 15, 1974

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Building houses the executive offices of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and the National Academy of Medicine. It is located at 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., in Washington, D.C. Designed by Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue, the building's architecture combines elements of Classicism and irregular forms into a new “Alexandrian” style.[1] President Calvin Coolidge gave the principal address at the building dedication ceremony on April 28, 1924, referring to the building as a "Temple of Science".[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The NAS Building's Exterior". www.nasonline.org. Retrieved 2015-07-27.
  2. ^ "Early Concepts of the Building". www.nasonline.org. Retrieved 2015-07-27.

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