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Plans for the George C. Marshall wing of the Harry S. Truman Building in the Department of State complex in Foggy Bottom are nearing their final stages, and designers went crazy in drawing up the interior display panels for the new U.S. Diplomacy Center: Renderings show Richard Serra-like display panels for Hall I. According to the project narrative, these “U-shaped enclosures” will “receive visitors to the Department and the world of diplomacy.” It’s like soft power in museum form!

According to a pre-solicitation just posted by the General Services Administration, the whole shebang is budgeted somewhere between $18 and $24 million.