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Jefferson Building under construction...The Library of Congress was established by an act of Congress in 1800 when President John Adams signed a bill providing for the transfer of the seat of government from Philadelphia to the new capital city of Washington.

Jefferson Building under construction...The Library of Congress was established by an act of Congress in 1800 when President John Adams signed a bill providing for the transfer of the seat of government from Philadelphia to the new capital city of Washington.

The facade of Santa Maria Novella in Florence, by Alberti. Though it's not rain screen by definition, but convey the similar idea of departing the external facade away from the internal structure.

The facade of Santa Maria Novella in Florence, by Alberti. Though it's not rain screen by definition, but convey the similar idea of departing the external facade away from the internal structure.

Ellis Island National Monument, New York Harbor, New York - Plans were immediately made to build a new, fireproof immigration station on Ellis Island. During the construction period, passenger arrivals were again processed at the Barge Office. The present main structure was designed in French Renaissance Revival style and built of red brick with limestone trim. When it opened on December 17, 1900, officials estimated 5,000 immigrants per day would be processed.

Ellis Island National Monument, New York Harbor, New York - Plans were immediately made to build a new, fireproof immigration station on Ellis Island. During the construction period, passenger arrivals were again processed at the Barge Office. The present main structure was designed in French Renaissance Revival style and built of red brick with limestone trim. When it opened on December 17, 1900, officials estimated 5,000 immigrants per day would be processed.

Smithsonian Castle!

Smithsonian Castle!

Bodleian library interior and ceiling oxford england

Bodleian library interior and ceiling oxford england

The U.S. Treasury Department on Monday announced what it called its "first, targeted steps" to make it harder for U.S. companies to reduce their tax bills by merging with foreign firms and moving abroad.

The U.S. Treasury Department on Monday announced what it called its "first, targeted steps" to make it harder for U.S. companies to reduce their tax bills by merging with foreign firms and moving abroad.

Gothic Door to the Old Town Hall, Prague.

Late Gothic door to the Town Hall and Tower, carved by Matthias Rejsek.

Gothic Door to the Old Town Hall, Prague. Late Gothic door to the Town Hall and Tower, carved by Matthias Rejsek.

Washington, DC. 4/10 & 4/12. National Speak out day!

Washington, DC. 4/10 & 4/12. National Speak out day!

This library is national library of the US. Library of Congress stores variety of such precious books as the Gutenberg Bible and one million copies of newspapers over the last three centuries. In addition, there are plentiful recordings, artworks, antique Betts Stradivarius and viola Cassavetti Stradivarius violins.

This library is national library of the US. Library of Congress stores variety of such precious books as the Gutenberg Bible and one million copies of newspapers over the last three centuries. In addition, there are plentiful recordings, artworks, antique Betts Stradivarius and viola Cassavetti Stradivarius violins.