As part of our new Library of Congress Experience, the Library has been updating a lot of our materials and signage around our Capitol Hill complex. If our renovation in 1997 was a facelift for the Thomas Jefferson Building, then maybe we’ll call this a touch of Botox.
Some of the most noticeable changes include tall, beautiful exhibition banners in front and around the Thomas Jefferson Building.
There are also about a dozen wayfinding “pylons” scattered around our property, which have also been updated from a basic blue-and-white look to incorporate some gorgeous imagery from the Library, our new logo (yes, we have a new logo!), and some information about the new Experience. Pylons around the Thomas Jefferson Building are being updated first, with the Madison and Adams buildings to follow.
I included a single photo here, but if you want to see more, I put up a full slideshow on Flickr, here.
In one of the shots, you’ll notice a pair of what appears to be tourists or convention-goers (they had matching nylon bags with a big logo on the side) inspecting a pylon. It was kind of fascinating: They were walking around the pylon in circles, bending down, moving up closer to look at details.
I knew they were attractive signs, but I had no idea they would stop pedestrians in their tracks!