Hannah Schuster

Hannah Schuster is a recent graduate of Brandeis University and has spent the last several years enjoying the milder temperatures and low humidity of New England. But as a lifelong Arlingtonian, she could not be happier to be back in the land of free museums and the Washington Nationals. Hannah loves digging up good stories and learning more about the world around her. She’s thrilled that she gets to build on her love of history and storytelling with Boundary Stones and WETA.

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How I.M. Pei Brought Modern Architecture to the National Mall

Exterior view of the East Building of the National Gallery of Art (Credit: Difference Engine on Wikipedia, licensed via Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license)

When I.M. Pei, the celebrated Chinese-American architect from New York, was selected to design a new addition for D.C.’s National Gallery of Art, the Washington Post’s architecture critic remarked it was “no doubt one of the toughest [assignments] since Michelangelo was asked to put a dome on St. Peter’s.” Pei knew it would be a difficult task to build the new gallery, but that did not deter him. This is the story of how one of Washington's most unique buildings came to be.