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Frederick Douglass Statue
This bronze statue of noted abolitionist Frederick Douglass was dedicated by...

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Located at the center of Washington, D.C., the U.S. Capitol Building and other...

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AOC grounds crew plants flowers at U.S. Capitol
The Architect of the Capitol magazine, Foundations & Perspectives,...

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The Statue of Freedom atop the U.S. Capitol
This is the first in a series of occasional articles, written by the Architect...

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West Front of Capitol in March
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...
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February 20 By: Matt Guilfoyle 0 Comments
Construction of Capitol extensions
Montgomery Meigs – a man who built the Capitol while helping save the Union it represents - may be America’s greatest engineer.
February 14 By: Michael McDonald 0 Comments
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...
February 08 By: Stephen T. Ayers 1 Comments
State of the Union - Jauary 24, 2012
Every winter, Congress has the honor of welcoming the President of the United States to the U.S. Capitol for the annual State of the Union Address. Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers reflects...
February 04 By: Kristen Frederick 0 Comments
AOC General Counsel Jason Baltimore
Kristen Frederick, AOC congressional liaison, sits down with Jason Baltimore, AOC’s first African American general counsel, to discuss what brought him to the Architect of the Capitol and what...

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