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U.S. Capitol Dome
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Prohibited Items at the U.S. Capitol Building
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AOC grounds crew plants flowers at U.S. Capitol
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Nitrate vault at the Library of Congress Packard Campus
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March 26
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The scaffold for the Supreme Court's restoration is wrapped in a scrim enclosure printed with a full-size photograph of the building’s façade.
Take a look behind the scrim at the restoration work underway on the U.S. Supreme Court Building's West Front façade to address deterioration due to age, weather and nature. Take a look behind...