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The Architect's Virtual Capitol
Explore the buildings of Capitol Hill through a historic timeline, videos and...

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

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Painted portrait of Dr. William Thornton
The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is the builder and steward of America’s...

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The Statue of Freedom atop the U.S. Capitol
This is the first in a series of occasional articles, written by the Architect...

Explore Capitol Hill

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    Beyond the Dome – Fort Meade

    The items stored in the warehouses are as varied as the AOC jurisdictions to which they belong.

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    Rising High – AOC's Elevator Mechanics

    The elevators at the Library of Congress could be a museum exhibit of their own.

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    Inspired by the Past, Preserving for the Future

    Meet the AOC's decorative painters at the LOC who work to preserve the ornate designs of one of the world's most beautiful buildings.

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    The National Audio-Visual Conservation Center

    The 140,000 reels of film is housed in collections, conservation and nitrate vaults.

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