3:18 pm, May 22 - The Capitol Rotunda has reopened. Earlier today, a small piece of protective padding between the scaffold and Rotunda walls dislodged and fell to the Rotunda floor. The Architect of the Capitol directed the Dome Restoration contractor to more securely fasten the padding. They also performed a thorough inspection of the scaffolding and canopy, which were found to be secure.
2:30 p.m. - The Capitol Rotunda is temporarily closed and will be reopened as soon as possible. The closure is out of an abundance of caution to allow inspections to the protective canopy in the Rotunda after a small piece of protective padding between the scaffold and Rotunda walls dislodged. Information about the Rotunda reopening will be provided as soon as available.
The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) received its third consecutive Certificate of Excellence in Accountability Reporting (CEAR) Award from the Association of Government Accountants for its annual Performance and Accountability Report (PAR). The annual CEAR award recognizes high-quality Performance and Accountability Reports (PARs) and Agency Financial Reports (AFRs) that effectively illustrate and assess financial and program performance, accomplishments and challenges, cost and accountability.
"The Architect of the Capitol strives to maintain a high standard of government management reporting...
The 2014 series of concerts will be inaugurated by the Navy Band on Monday, June 2, 2014. All concerts start at 8 p.m. and are held on the U.S. Capitol West Front Steps (National Mall side) - weather permitting.
U.S. Navy Band - Monday Evenings
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 11, 18, 25
U.S. Air Force Band - Tuesday Evenings
June 3, 10, 17, 24
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
August 5, 12, 19, 26
U.S. Marine Band - Wednesday and some Thursday Evenings
June 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26
July 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 30
August 6, 13, 20, 27
U.S. Army Band - Friday Evenings and some...
MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers U.S. Capitol Dome Rotunda Reopening
WHO: Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP
WHAT: The Architect of the Capitol will conduct a briefing for media on the reopening of the U.S. Capitol Dome Rotunda after completion of the safety netting installation and provide a status update on the Dome Restoration Project. The event is open to credentialed media from the House and Senate Media Galleries.
WHEN: April 30, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. (media set-up at 4:30 p.m.).
WHERE: Capitol Rotunda - credentialed...
On Tuesday April 8, 2014, Stephen T. Ayers, Architect of the Capitol, testified before the United States Senate Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch regarding the Architect of the Capitol's Fiscal Year 2015 appropriations request.
Written statement and images
AOC Communications Officer