National Gallery of Art – Washington DC
CASE STUDY 194
John Russell Pope
Tennessee Pink Marble
The National Gallery of Art was privately established in 1937 for the American people by a joint resolution of the United States Congress. The National Gallery’s original building included the neoclassical West Building designed by John Russell Pope.
The neoclassical West Building is one of the most prominent buildings on the National Mall and needed stone restoration and cleaning.
Work included patching, crack repair, full unit replacement, pointing, caulking, and cleaning. Extremely gentle water misting was used to clean exterior with almost no chemicals. All work was safely completed with the museum in full operation.