The New Buildings at South Kensington

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    THE foundation stone of the new extension of the Art Museum at South Kensington was laid by Her Majesty the Queen yesterday. When completed, the Museum will be one of the most imposing structures in London, so far as size is concerned. It will have a frontage on Cromwell Road of 700 feet—almost precisely the same frontage as that of the Natural History Museum—and in the Exhibition Road there will be a frontage of 300 feet. The area of the new buildings will be equal to the whole of that covered by the existing Museum, including the temporary sheds on the west side of Exhibition Road.

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    The New Buildings at South Kensington. Nature 60, 59–60 (1899) doi:10.1038/060059a0

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