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...


The Summerhouse on the Capitol Grounds surrounded by pink azalea flowers.
A few ideas to help you in planning a visit to Capitol Hill.


Photo of Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, Architect of the Capitol in front of the Capitol Building
On February 24, 2010, President Barack Obama nominated Mr. Ayers to serve as...


Screenshot from the U.S. Capitol rotunda mobile app.
​Knowing that the U.S. Capitol Rotunda would be closed to visitors to prepare...

Dome Resources for Media

The resources below are available for use by media.

Scaffold Construction

Download the fact sheet.

Download high resolution videos.

This file contains b-roll and timelapse footage of the scaffolding consuction in 2014.

Download all of the images (1.2 GB, zip file) or browse and download individual images below.

Please credit: "Architect of the Capitol"

Other Dome Images

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Zip file that contains high resolution images, including: Dome damage photos and historic images.

Browse and download individual images.

Please credit: "Architect of the Capitol"

Other Dome Video

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This file contains b-roll of "lock and stitch" work done during the 2012 Dome Skirt Restoration and animation of scaffolding construction for the current Dome Restoration Project.

Browse additional videos available for embedding.

Rotunda Protection Work


Download full graphic collection. (19.9 MB, zip file)
Zip file that contains high resolution graphics, including: infographics and renderings of scaffolding.

Browse and download individual graphics.

Background Information