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Abraham Lincoln statue
The statue of President Abraham Lincoln in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol...

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Screenshot of Google Maps image of United States Capitol and surrounding areas.
Located at the center of Washington, D.C., the U.S. Capitol Building and other...

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Photo of the Capitol dome with an enclosure.
Update: January 2015 Scaffoldin​g and Restoring PhaseThe Dome Restoration...

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Beth Burrous, Biochemist and USBG Volunteers having a discussion inside a greenhouse
Learn about the science behind the headlines and food labels at the U.S Botanic...

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Blog Posts By 'Alesia Call'

April 01, 2014
By: Alesia Call
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West Front of Capitol in March with blue skies and clouds
Here at the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), our challenge is unique – we must maintain aging, iconic buildings while adapting to state-of-the-art technology and increasing responsiveness to...
January 07, 2013
By: Alesia Call
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Reduction in Energy Consumption FY 2007-2012 Graphic
The Architect of the Capitol's Sustainability, Energy and Water Conservation Division is pleased to report that the AOC achieved and exceeded our annual energy reduction goal for FY 2012! This...
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