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A Cascade of Books by Frank Eliscu (1912–1996) is a bronze sculptural screen that rises five stories above the main entrance to the James Madison Memorial Building of the Library of Congress. Measuring approximately 50 feet high by 35 feet wide, it consists of 98 open books, with some as large as five feet wide.
A Cascade of Books by Frank Eliscu (1912–1996) is a bronze sculptural screen...

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

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AOC members holding the Historic Preservation Award that they received
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Special Activities During Rotunda Closure

Event Location: 
Capitol Visitor Center
Outdoor Tours at the Capitol

Saturday, April 12 - Monday, April 28 — The Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol will close for two weeks from Saturday, April 12 through Monday, April 28, 2014 as part of the U.S. Capitol Dome Restoration Project. The closure is needed to install overhead netting to ensure safety in the Rotunda during the multi-year project

While the Rotunda is unavailable for tours, an alternate tour route in the Capitol will be provided. The Capitol Visitor Center will remain open during the closure of the Rotunda, and you are welcome to participate in a variety of special activities, such as Brumidi Corridors Tours and Outdoor Walking Tours. View: http://www.visitthecapitol.gov/Special_Activities_During_Rotunda_Closure... for a complete list of these activities.


 

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Educational Events
Tours