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East Building of the National Gallery of Art. Image © Dennis Brack/Blackstar. National Gallery of Art, Gallery Archives

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Paul Mellon on the East Building Mezzanine in front of Alexander Calder's Untitled (1976) mobild. © Dennis Brack/Black Star. Courtesy of the National Gallery of Art, Washington

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A new gallery in Tower 1 of the National Gallery of Art's East Building, located near the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 3rd Street NW, will be created in the lay-light area between the ceiling of the Upper Level galleries and the skylights above. Along with another Tower Gallery and an outdoor terrace, the Gallery has added some 12,250 square feet of new exhibition. Photo by Rob Shelley © 2013 National Gallery of Art, Washington

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A new gallery in Tower 1 of the National Gallery of Art's East Building, located near the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 3rd Street NW, will be created in the lay-light area between the ceiling of the Upper Level galleries and the skylights above. Along with another Tower Gallery and an outdoor terrace, the Gallery has added some 12,250 square feet of new exhibition. Photo by Rob Shelley © 2013 National Gallery of Art, Washington

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Aerial view of the East Building of the National Gallery of Art with planned new Tower galleries flanking the Roof Terrace along Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Photo by P.Y. Chin, Architect © 2013 National Gallery of Art, Washington

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Rendering showing the street view of the East Building of the National Gallery of Art from Pennsylvania Avenue NW, showing the new Roof Terrace. Image by Hartman-Cox Architects

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Rendering showing an aerial view of the new Roof Terrace of the National Gallery of Art East Building. Several sculptures are on view, including Hahn/Cock (2013) by German artist Katharina Fritsch, on long-term loan from Glenstone Museum, Potomac, Maryland. © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn. Image by Hartman-Cox Architects

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Rendering of the new Roof Terrace of the National Gallery of Art East Building. Several sculptures are on view, including Hahn/Cock (2013) by German artist Katharina Fritsch, on long-term loan from Glenstone Museum, Potomac, Maryland. © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn. Image by Hartman-Cox Architects

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Rendering of the interior of the new Tower 1 gallery in the National Gallery of Art East Building, featuring works by Mark Rothko and Barnett Newman from the permanent collection of modern and contemporary art. Image by Hartman-Cox Architects

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Installation view of just a few works from the Gallery's renowned collection of Mark Rothko, on view in the East Building, Tower 1 galleries. Photo by Rob Shelley. Photo Copyright © 2016 Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington

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Installation view of just a few works from the Gallery's renowned collection of Mark Rothko, on view in the East Building, Tower 1 galleries. Photo by Rob Shelley. Photo Copyright © 2016 Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington

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The East Building of the National Gallery of Art, designed by I. M. Pei. Photo © Dennis Brack/Black Star. National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gallery Archives

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Designed by I. M. Pei, the East Building of the National Gallery of Art has a dramatic glow after dark due to its Tennessee pink marble, taken from the same quarries that provided stone for the West Building. Photo © Dennis Brack/Black Star. National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gallery Archives

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A view of the National Gallery of Art East Building and U. S. Capitol dome at night. The "knife edge," signature southwest corner of the East Building, cleaves the air at 19.5 degrees to a height of 116 feet. It may be the sharpest corner of any building in the world. Photo © Dennis Brack/Black Star. National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gallery Archives

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I.M. Pei & Partners, National Gallery of Art East Building Design Team Sketch for the East Building, Fall 1968. Gift of I. M. Pei & Partners, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gallery Archives

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Architect I.M. Pei in the East Building of the National Gallery of Art on opening day, June 1, 1978. Photo © Dennis Brack/Black Star. National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gallery Archives

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Paul Mellon speaking at podium during the National Gallery of Art East Building Opening Dedication Ceremony, June 1, 1978. President Jimmy Carter and Reverend John T. Walker are pictured behind Mellon. Photo by Bill Sumits, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gallery Archives

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Photography of the new Roof Terrace of the National Gallery of Art East Building. Several sculptures are on view, including Hahn/Cock (2013) by German artist Katharina Fritsch, on long-term loan from Glenstone Museum, Potomac, Maryland. © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn. Photo by Rob Shelley © 2016 Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington

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Photography of the new Roof Terrace of the National Gallery of Art East Building. Several sculptures are on view, including Hahn/Cock (2013) by German artist Katharina Fritsch, on long-term loan from Glenstone Museum, Potomac, Maryland. © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn. Photo by Rob Shelley © 2016 Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington

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Photography of the north roof of the National Gallery of Art East Building before construction. Photo by Rob Shelley © 2016 Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington

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Photography of the new Roof Terrace of the National Gallery of Art East Building. Several sculptures are on view, including Hahn/Cock (2013) by German artist Katharina Fritsch, on long-term loan from Glenstone Museum, Potomac, Maryland. © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn. Photo by Rob Shelley © 2016 Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington

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Photography of the new Roof Terrace of the National Gallery of Art East Building. Several sculptures are on view, including Hahn/Cock (2013) by German artist Katharina Fritsch, on long-term loan from Glenstone Museum, Potomac, Maryland. © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn. Photo by Rob Shelley © 2016 Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington

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Photography of the new Roof Terrace of the National Gallery of Art East Building. Several sculptures are on view, including Hahn/Cock (2013) by German artist Katharina Fritsch, on long-term loan from Glenstone Museum, Potomac, Maryland. © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn. Photo by Rob Shelley © 2016 Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington

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Photography of the new Roof Terrace of the National Gallery of Art East Building. Several sculptures are on view, including Hahn/Cock (2013) by German artist Katharina Fritsch, on long-term loan from Glenstone Museum, Potomac, Maryland. © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn. Photo by Rob Shelley © 2016 Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington

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Photography of the new Roof Terrace of the National Gallery of Art East Building. Several sculptures are on view, including Hahn/Cock (2013) by German artist Katharina Fritsch, on long-term loan from Glenstone Museum, Potomac, Maryland. © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn. Photo by Rob Shelley © 2016 Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington

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View of original Tower 1 stairs designed by architect I.M. Pei. Photo by Rob Shelley © 2016 Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington

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View of new Tower 1 stairs designed by architect Perry Y. Chin with Hartman-Cox Architects in keeping with I.M. Pei's original vocabulary of the East Building. Photo by Rob Shelley © 2016 Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington

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View of new Tower 1 stairs designed by architect Perry Y. Chin with Hartman-Cox Architects in keeping with I.M. Pei's original vocabulary of the East Building. Photo by Rob Shelley © 2016 Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington

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View of new Tower 1 stairs designed by architect Perry Y. Chin with Hartman-Cox Architects in keeping with I.M. Pei's original vocabulary of the East Building. Photo by Rob Shelley © 2016 Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington

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