Nation: Capitol Clinker

If architecture is frozen music, as Goethe said, then the latest addition to the Capitol Hill skyline is a resounding clinker. The Rayburn House Office Building, otherwise known as the new New House Office Building to distinguish it from the old New House Office Building, and the old Old House Office Building, was formally opened for business. Lady Bird Johnson last week dedicated a somewhat idealized, larger-and leaner-than-life bronze statue of the late Mr. Sam in the main-stair hall. Said Representative Wright Patman, recalling his fellow Texan: "This edifice is made, like Rayburn's toughly achieved reputation, to last for the...

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