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John Adams Building Monumental Door Replacement

John Adams Building Monumental Door

AOC is replacing the original, historic bronze doors of the Library of Congress John Adams Building to be compliant with fire, security and ADA codes. The new door design incorporates cast glass panels mounted within a bronze framework that reference the artistic heritage of the original doors by recreating the original, historic bronze reliefs in kiln-cast glass. The kiln-formed sculptural glass was made from molds taken off the original door sculptures.

The original bronze doors will be retained in their present hold-open position, recessed into architectural niches. The sculpted bronze doors located on the east and west sides of the Adams building feature high-relief sculptures by American artist, Lee Lawrie, designed to commemorate the history of the written word, depicting gods of writing as well as real-life Native American Sequoyah.

Building: 
U.S. Library of Congress
Status: 
Completed
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