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In the late 19th century the architectural style of the Thomas Jefferson Building was said to be "Italian Renaissance." Today, it is recognized as a premier example of the Beaux Arts style, which is theatrical, heavily ornamented and kinetic. It is a style perfectly suited to a young, wealthy, and imperialistic nation in its Gilded Age.
The Library of Congress began in 1800 with a small appropriation to buy...

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The Office of Congressional Accessibility Services (OCAS) provides a variety...

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The Architect of the Capitol annually publishes a wide variety of publications...

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Military Bands Summer Concert Series 2014
The 2014 series of concerts will be inaugurated by the Navy Band on Monday,...

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Jul 10, 2014
Monday, July 21 - Final Update: AOC's contractor completed work in the East Grand Staircase on the House side of the...
Photographic portrait of Ari Novy, Ph.D., as Executive Director of the United States Botanic Garden
Jul 09, 2014
The Architect of the Capitol announces the selection of Ari Novy, Ph.D., as Executive Director of the United States Botanic...
Jun 23, 2014
June 24, 2014 – A ceremony commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and Congressional Gold Medal...
May 22, 2014
3:18 pm, May 22 - The Capitol Rotunda has reopened. Earlier today, a small...
May 22, 2014
2:30 p.m. - The Capitol Rotunda is temporarily closed and will be reopened...
May 21, 2014
The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) received its third consecutive...
May 13, 2014
The 2014 series of concerts will be inaugurated by the Navy Band on Monday...
Apr 25, 2014
MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY  Architect of the Capitol Stephen T....
Apr 08, 2014
On Tuesday April 8, 2014, Stephen T. Ayers, Architect of the Capitol,...
Mar 12, 2014
On Wednesday, March 12, high winds in the Washington, D.C. area caused...
Feb 26, 2014
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV...

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