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U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory
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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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Early House of Representatives Chamber (artist representation)
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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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December 21 By: Matt Guilfoyle 0 Comments
U.S. Capitol Dome and Shuttle Discovery
Capitol Hill 2012 in pictures - from the memorable, to the beautiful, to the solemn.
December 17 By: Sharon Gang 0 Comments
AOC's Sharon Gang and Senator Daniel K. Akaka
Sharon Gang, Communications & Marketing Manager for the Capitol Visitor Center, reflects on her first job on Capitol Hill, and how the lessons learned there stick with her to this day.
December 12 By: Matt Guilfoyle 0 Comments
Scene "Cortez and Montezuma at Mexican Temple" from the Frieze of American History in the Capitol Rotunda
AOC's Matt Guilfoyle investigates the myth of the Mayan Calendar at the U.S. Capitol.
December 05 By: Nick Nelson 0 Comments
U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory decorated for the holidays
Landscape Architect Nick Nelson details the process he undertook to design the 2012 Season’s Greenings holiday exhibit at the U.S. Botanic Garden.

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