Each of the new presidents was built at Tussauds Studios in London for about $200,000 each. To build models of contemporary figures, artists take more than 200 careful measurements to match every aspect of the celebrity’s countenance. Since artists could not even study photographs for many of the presidents in the new exhibit, they used painted portraits and historical documents to put together the presidential likenesses.
The figures each took three to six months to complete.
“Everybody seems really excited,” Rogoski said. “We hope that everybody can come by and experience it for themselves.”
Rep. Christopher H. Smith, R-N.J., left, David Goldman, center, and Arvind Chawdra right, attend a news conference in the Rayburn House Office Building on international child abduction. Goldman and Chawdra are fathers whose children were abducted by their mothers and taken abroad.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.