George Washington statue
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The Summerhouse on the Capitol Grounds surrounded by pink azalea flowers.
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Early House of Representatives Chamber (artist representation)
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Cannon Renewal Project: Best Practices In The Field

Posted by R.C. "Skip" Vaughn on October 9, 2015

Photo of a worker in front of the kiosk.
The Cannon Renewal team explores a new way of viewing drawings in the field, bringing a 21st-century approach to field coordination and quality control as a model for the future of construction.

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A Rotunda Roundup

Posted by Sarah Bublitz on August 5, 2015

Sunset in the Capitol Rotunda.
The U.S. Capitol's rotunda is closed this month to prepare for restoration, but there are six other rotunda areas visitors should be sure to see.

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Capitol Reflections: ADA and the Visitor Experience

Posted by Laura Condeluci on July 29, 2015

Capitol Visitor Center rendering of south entrance.
Accessibility was a key component of the design of the Capitol Visitor Center, and we are proud to welcome visitors from all over the United States and the world.

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Capitol Reflections: ADA and Historic Buildings

Posted by Laura Condeluci on July 28, 2015

Pickford Theater in the Madison Building.
Find out how our architects work the ADA into historic buildings on the Capitol Campus, given they were built before accessibility needs were recognized.

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Capitol Reflections: ADA and Life Safety

Posted by Laura Condeluci on July 26, 2015

AOC Fire Safety team testing the smoke detectors.
A look back at how life safety relates to the Americans with Disabilities Act and what has changed on the Capitol Campus over the past 25 years.

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CVC Guides Help Visitor "See" the Old Supreme Court

Posted by Sharon Gang on July 23, 2015

Tray full of artifacts associated with the space.
When Visitor Guide John Claya encountered a guest with a visual disability near the Old Supreme Court Chamber, he used a creative tool to help her "see" the room.

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