Federal Trade Commission: McVey Grilles – Washington DC

Project type: Art, Sculpture and Bas Relief
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Description

The exterior of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) building is enhanced by several works of art commissioned by the Treasury Department’s Section of Fine Arts in 1938.

The large, cast aluminum grilles on the Constitution Avenue entrance have six images designed by William McVey portraying commercial transportation methods: Columbus’s 15th-century ships, an 18th-century merchant ship, a 19th-century clipper ship, a paddlewheel steamship, an early 20th-century ocean liner, and a seaplane.

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Location Info


600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20580

Coordinates: 38.8923, -77.0209

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