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Members of the House of Representatives sit in unassigned armchairs arranged in a semicircle on tiered platforms that face the Speaker's rostrum. Behind the rostrum is a frontispiece with Ionic columns made of black Italian marble with white Alabama marble capitals. An American flag occupies the center and is flanked by two bronze faces. The chamber's lower walls are walnut paneled with intervening light grey Genevieve Sheldorado marble pilasters. A gallery for visitors and the press corps rings the chamber
The House Chamber, also known as the "Hall of the House of Representatives,"...

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A virtual Map of Capitol Hill from above
View a map of the U.S. Capitol and other buildings and grounds cared for by the...

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AOC members holding the Historic Preservation Award that they received
The Architect of the Capitol strives to perform all work at a high level of...

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Letterpress Print of a leaf
Learn to turn local invasive weeds into useful materials on October 12 at 1:30...

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The Best Places to Work in The Federal Goverment
Dec 09, 2014
The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) ranked eighth of 25 in the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government for mid-size...
2008 Capitol Christmas Tree
Nov 24, 2014
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will be lit during a ceremony held on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, at 5 p.m. on...
Nov 17, 2014
November 18, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. The Architect of the Capitol will conduct...
Nov 07, 2014
The "Concert for Valor: Saluting America's Veterans" is scheduled for...
Oct 29, 2014
2014 Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony The U.S. Capitol Christmas...
Oct 27, 2014
The Architect of the Capitol will conduct a safety exercise the morning of...

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