Sport: Tower at Nemours

Solemnest of man's buildings, the mausoleum gets its name from the great tomb of King Mausolus at Halicarnassus (c. 353 B.C.). The favorite mausoleum of a generation ago resembled a Greek shrine; today's favorite more appropriately resembles a Frigidaire. But last week near Wilmington, Del., a family noted for its independence was about ready to move the remains of the late Alfred Irénée du Pont into a tomb of quite original design and princely size. One of the largest concrete and granite towers in the world, 210 feet high, with an eventual capacity of six Du Ponts, it was planned by...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!