This bronze statue of noted abolitionist Frederick Douglass
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The Summerhouse on the Capitol Grounds surrounded by pink azalea flowers.
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Photo of Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, Architect of the Capitol in front of the Capitol Building
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Slave Labor Commemorative Marker in Emancipation Hall at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center.
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Blog Posts Tagged 'House of Representatives'

Seeing Through Concrete

Posted by R.C. "Skip" Vaughn on July 08, 2015

Ground penetrating radar drawing.
The Cannon Renewal team is using ground penetrating radar to help workers see what's inside the concrete of the Cannon Building.

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Bringing Cannon Back to the Future

Posted by Sarah Bublitz on April 21, 2015

Tower crane being installed at the Cannon House Office Building.
High in the sky, about 50 feet above the roof, a crane is peeking out of the Cannon House Office Building.

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AOC Moves the House Office Buildings Storerooms

Posted by Franklin Bradley on October 14, 2014

House Office Buildings laborers like Keith Quick carefully move thousands of boxes and other items among member storerooms every election year.
The House Office Buildings laborers continuously improve service delivery and efficiency, even if they have to face down a wolf to do it.

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Constructing the Capitol: The Oven

Posted by Matt Guilfoyle on June 18, 2013

Early House of Representatives Chamber (artist representation)
Too hot or too cold – there is no pleasing everyone when it comes to the right temperature in the office. But while today the AOC provides a climate-controlled environment to the buildings of Capitol Hill, 212 years ago this wasn’t the case.

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Teaming Up for Accessibility

Posted by Kristen Frederick on June 17, 2013

AOC employees plan renovations to Representative Tammy Duckworth's Office
A team of tradecrafts experts at the AOC transform an office into a completely wheelchair-accessible suite in less than four weeks.

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Love at the Ford Building

Posted by Michael McDonald on February 14, 2013

Louise and Robert Pearl at the exact moment of their engagement in front of the Ford Building.
For 10 years, I have walked through the doors of the 3rd Street entrance to the Ford Building, never knowing that right outside those very same doors — 72 years ago — something happened that greatly influenced my life.

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