Historic photoblog Shorpy recently showed this view of the Corcoran as it was in 1921:
And to show how much the area has changed in the last 90 years since that shot, just this morning Tom got this updated photo of the same scene, from the same spot (kudos, by the way, for getting the angle with such uncanny precision):
A few more windows in the marble walls, and a few more buildings right around the structure, but largely unchanged on the outside. Of course, at one point, we could have had a Gehry Crumpled Metal Corcoran Annex, but for better or worse, that’s probably not going to happen anymore.
Cool! It would be great to see more of these