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Black and white picture of Frederick Law Olmsted  best known for designing the grounds of New York City’s Central Park, the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina, and the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago.
Regarded as the founder of American landscape architecture, Frederick Law...

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A crowd of people visiting the Capitol during visitor hours
Please note: Many of these Capitol Hill buildings are working office buildings...

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

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Beth Burrous, biochemist and USBG volunteer.
Learn about plants used to make lifesaving medicines at the U.S. Botanic Garden...

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Capitol Sunset November 2014
From February's heavy snowfall to October's blood moon eclipse, take a look back at some popular moments of 2014 through the AOC's Instagram and Flickr images.
May 08 By: Erin Nelson 3 Comments
Capitol Hill, with its rich history and iconic buildings, allows for an eclectic mix of professions. Jim Saenger, the Capitol’s Carillonneur, has perhaps one of the most unique and least visible jobs on the Hill.
Meet the Capitol's Carillonneur
April 01 By: Alesia Call 0 Comments
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...
March 24 By: Barbara Wolanin 2 Comments
National Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol lined with marble statues and columns
The Architect of the Capitol is responsible for the care and preservation of the artwork in the U.S. Capitol, but our role extends even further. AOC Curator Barbara Wolanin details her involvement in...
March 19 By: Sharon Gang 1 Comments
Car of History Clock in the U.S. Capitol’s National Statuary Hall.
Ivestigate the meaning behind the Car of History Clock in the U.S. Capitol’s National Statuary Hall.
February 25 By: Lori Taylor 1 Comments
Orchid Symphony is on display at the U.S. Botanic Garden through April 27, 2014
Escape the winter weather and experience the blooms evoking spring in the U.S. Botanic Garden (USBG) at the Orchid Symphony exhibition.
February 07 By: Franklin Bradley 0 Comments
Model of James Madison statue, with sculptor Walker Hancock.
When AOC's Franklin Bradley recently learned that one of the lead characters in the upcoming "Monuments Men" movie, portrayed by John Goodman, was inspired by Walker K. Hancock, an...

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