Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College

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Date

Fall 10-1971

Description

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development headquarters located in Washington, D.C. The Department of Housing and Urban Development Act of 1965 created the Housing and Urban Development agency, or HUD under President Lyndon Johnson. The HUD headquarters is located in the Robert C. Weaver Federal Building which has a unique architectural design. Seen from an aerial view, the 10-story office building forms an elongated X-shape. The building is an example of Brutalist architecture, popular in mid 20th century. The building was designed by Marcel Breuer and was completed in 1968.

Notes

http://portal.hud.gov:80/hudportal/HUD?src=/about/hud_history

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_C._Weaver_Federal_Building

Rights

This object from the Chester E. Smolski photographic slides and publications, housed by the Rhode Island College Special Collections, and any of its digital surrogates are the intellectual property of Rhode Island College. This digital object is protected by copyright and/or related rights. The digital material presented here is licensed with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This content can be used, shared, or adapted for educational and scholarly purposes. For permissions to use this item please contact digitalcommons@ric.edu. All uses must include appropriate attribution.

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Subject Headings

Architecture, Modern -- 20th century; Public institutions;

Country Name

United States of America

Region Name

District of Columbia

City Name

Washington, D.C

Keywords

HUD; architecture; Brutalism; government buildings;

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