Smithsonian Considers Rehabilitation of Arts and Industries Building

According to a report in the Washington Post, the Smithsonian Institution has issued a report to Congress detailing its initial efforts to rehabilitate its Arts and Industries Building on the National Mall.

The building has been closed for some three years due to a deteriorating roof. At this early stage, the Smithsonian is considering mixed uses for the building encompassing both public and private spaces. The report insists that any uses for the building would be “compatible with the rest of the Smithsonian.”

No funding is currently available for the renovations and it is anticipated it would take some time for the project to be completed.