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Painting of meeting when Declaration of Independence was presented to the Second Continental Congress
This painting depicts the moment on June 28, 1776, when the first draft of the...

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Photograph of people walking outside on a Self-Guided Tour of Capitol Hill
Visitors can tour many highlights on Capitol Hill without registering.

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Photo of Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, Architect of the Capitol in front of the Capitol Building
On February 24, 2010, President Barack Obama nominated Mr. Ayers to serve as...

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His Holiness Pope Francis addressing the crowds assembled along the West Front.
Multiple jurisdictions worked together to prepare for Pope Francis'...

Blog Posts By 'Laura Condeluci'

January 27, 2016
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Rising to the Challenge: Elevator Mechanic Challenges Students
An AOC employee gives back and shares his knowledge with students, not just about elevators, but about broader career opportunities.
January 20, 2016
By: Laura Condeluci
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Barron Dill (second from right) and his fellow AOC colleagues.
Volunteering at the Phelps Architecture, Construction and Engineering High School is an experience that continues to enrich lives.
July 29, 2015
By: Laura Condeluci
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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.
July 28, 2015
By: Laura Condeluci
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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.
July 26, 2015
By: Laura Condeluci
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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.
April 27, 2015
By: Laura Condeluci
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Up close photo of Memorial with Grant on a horse.
Because weather and time have not been kind to the Grant Memorial, AOC staff developed a preservation strategy to restore the Grant Memorial to its original condition.
October 25, 2012
By: Laura Condeluci
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The aromatic aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium) in bloom at the National Garden
It’s fall in the Mid-Atlantic and brisk, sunny days provide opportunities for wonderful walks outdoors. Fall brings fabulous color to the U.S. Botanic Garden, so while you’re out enjoying the season...
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