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Longworth House Office Building
Completed in the spring of 1933, the Longworth House Office Building is the...

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

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AOC Receives Historic Preservation Award
The Architect of the Capitol strives to perform all work at a high level of...

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Capitol Crypt, circa 1900
The term “crypt” has long referred to a space beneath the main floor of a...

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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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October 25 By: Laura Condeluci 0 Comments
The aromatic aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium)
It’s fall in the Mid-Atlantic and brisk, sunny days provide opportunities for wonderful walks outdoors. Fall brings fabulous color to the U.S. Botanic Garden, so while you’re out enjoying the season...
October 24 By: Michael Dunn 0 Comments
The Capitol Dome in Fall 2012
Michael Dunn, AOC’s chief of photography, draws upon his 15 years of experience to share tips for photographing the Capitol Grounds in fall.
October 18 By: Lori Taylor 1 Comments
AOC Masons
It wasn’t quite 4 a.m. when I arrived at the Capitol Building on Friday, October 12, and it was a chilly 48 degrees. While I was still adjusting to the darkness and cold the AOC stone masons were...
October 09 By: Sharon Gang 0 Comments
Accessible Entrance at the CVC
After Sharon Gang, Communications & Marketing Manager at the Capitol Visitor Center, underwent recent knee surgery she knew getting around would be challenging. Read about her experience relying...

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