Nation: Mussolini Style

The Senate plans a palace

Originally, back in 1972, it was to cost a mere $47.9 million. So far, $85 million has been appropriated (and $16 million spent). Earlier this month, the Senate voted to impose a ceiling of $135 million on the project. But opponents claim that the eventual cost will be $200 million. That would make the Senate's new palace the most expensive Government office building ever created.

There is nothing yet to show for all the expense except for a nine-story welded-steel skeleton. But the plans for the Philip A. Hart Senate Office Building (the Senate's third such building) call...

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