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Louis Kahn Visual Archive by Naquib Hossain
A gutted White House, c1950 - it was in such a state of disrepair (threatening complete collapse) when President Truman inherited it in 1948 that at one point it was thought simpler to abandon it altogether in favour of a new structure. President Truman lobbied for restoration and swayed opinion. It had to be completely gutted. Every piece of the interior, including the walls, was removed and put in storage. The outside of the structure—reinforced by new concrete columns—was all that remained.
What the White House Looks Like Completely Gutted - NationalJournal.com
Concept for the future expansion of the High Line