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Between 1958 and 1962, a duplicate in marble of the entire east facade of the White House was built, ten meters in front of the original. The space between the two was filled with offices, so that the original front became an inside wall. During this work, the Corinthian columns were removed and placed in a huge meadow in the United States Botanic Garden by the landscape architect Russell Page, who arranged them in such a way as to create a scene reminiscent of the ruins of Persepolis.

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