Did You Know ... that when the Old Patent Office Building in Washington, D.C., was closed in 2001 for extensive renovations, there was no plan to cover the courtyard and create a new interior space -- until two years into the renovation process, when Smithsonian officials secured a $25 million pledge from Robert Kogod (a real estate development executive) and his wife, Arlene (heir to Charles E. Smith Construction fortune), to add the canopy?
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
I refuse to post these to the front page of Wikipedia any more. But I will post them here. The article I wrote or assisted with is in bold.