Suriname, Paramaribo, Gravenstraat 002-4

Suriname, Paramaribo, Gravenstraat 002-4

Suriname heritage
This is the former building of the National Assembly of Suriname. The building burnt down in 1996, and the lot has remained empty untill present (2014). The model is very incomplete, as no documentation exists to work from. The elevations are accurate, that's all. The building dates back to the 18th century. A top floor was added in the 19th century, and in the beginning of the twentieth century the building was extended to the right. Also at the back there were several extensions. So, although the front facade is symmetrical and certainly has grandeur, the interiors clearly showed the many alterations, and were not symmetrical at all. #assembly #Gravenstraat #Paramaribo #Suriname
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