The Palace of Fine Arts, the only permanent building on the Exposition grounds, is located on Art Hill, directly south of the Terrace of States and 60 feet above the general level. Architect, Cass Gilbert, New York. Dimensions, center, 348 x 166 feet, two wings each 204 x 422 feet, total area 5.2 acres. Cost, $1,014,000. Fair officials had to agree that this building would be permanent to get foreign countries to send valuable works of art for display.