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Dec
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The recently dedicated Hart Senate Office Building solar panel system is one of the largest federal systems in the Washington, D.C. area. The system furthers the Architect of the Capitol's (AOC) commitment to sustainable and cost-efficient energy reduction measures.

"We work to embrace... More »

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The Library of Congress' Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation facility (Packard Campus) located in Culpeper, Virginia, recently received the Virginia Water Environment Association's (VWEA) Gold Environmental Excellence Award for Industrial Waste and Pretreatment.

Tim Minner,... More »

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The 2015 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will be lit during a ceremony held today, Wednesday, December 2, at 5 p.m. on the Capitol's West Front Lawn. The ceremony is open to the public and no tickets are required. Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers... More »

Dec
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The following press release is via the United States Capitol Police.

President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address

On Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 9:00 p.m., the President will deliver the State of the Union address before a Joint Session of Congress in the... More »

Dec
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Kennedy Center Musical Co-commissioned with the United States Botanic Garden Nominated

The Helen Hayes Awards announced the 2016 nominees for excellence in professional theatre on February 1.

The Kennedy Center musical, Flowers... More »

Dec
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Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers was joined by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, Representative Roybal-Allard and Father Patrick J. Conroy to dedicate a tree in memory of Representative Edward R. Roybal.

"Today, we... More »

Dec
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Wed

The following press release is via the United States Capitol Police.

Know Before You Go: Information on the Concert, Rehearsal, Prohibited Items and Street Closures

WASHINGTON, DC – On Sunday, May 29, 2016, the annual National Memorial Day Concert, which honors... More »

Dec
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Wed

The following press release is via the United States Capitol Police.

Know Before You Go: Information on the Concert, Rehearsal, Prohibited Items, and Street Closures

WASHINGTON, DC – On Monday, July 4, 2016, the annual "A Capitol Fourth" Concert, celebrating America's Independence Day, will be broadcast live from the West Front of the United States... More »

Dec
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The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is pleased to reopen the Capitol Rotunda following the successful completion of its restoration.

Preserving the historic Rotunda is a priority for the AOC. Water leaking through the Capitol Dome and into the... More »

Dec
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Wed

Today, Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, joined members of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies to drive in the "First Nail" marking the beginning of construction of the 2017 Presidential Inaugural platform.

Ayers opened the event by saying, "The Architect... More »

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