Well the special and surprising thing here is that these rooms are housed in the 'modern' building above. YES, no lies! They have been designed over the past 5 decades in order to provide a suitable place to entertain visiting dignitaries and share the history of our country through design.Edward Vason Jones started designing historically appropriate rooms to house the collection of important artifacts they have slowly multiplied to a suite of 42spaces and fill a large part of 2 floors. Above is the main elevator vestibule where guests arrive into the set of rooms.
Childe Hassam painting of Cape Cod above.
Who says "they don't build them like they used to"?
ICAA is of course a group of mainly architects and interior designers so everyone had their phones out to capture the niftiest details such as hiding modern light switches behind a little piece of hinged door casing above.
Allan Greenberg on the 7th floor but pictures weren't allowed beyond the elevator vestibule as this is afterall a working office for the State Department! Who says offices have to be ugly?
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