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History of the Capitol Grounds
Landscape Architect Frederick Law Olmsted designed the U.S. Capitol Grounds in...

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Located at the center of Washington, D.C., the U.S. Capitol Building and other...

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

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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...

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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...
Ari Novy
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...
Nov 05, 2012
The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will arrive at the West Front of the...
Sep 28, 2012
Inauguration at the Capitol takes a team effort to pull together, and...
Sep 21, 2012
On September 20, 2012, Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA,...
Aug 31, 2012
Turing wood into marble, metal into wood, one dimensional into three...
Aug 31, 2012
Beginning Monday, September 10, 2012, the lower terrace of the West Front...
Jun 01, 2012
  The Architect of the Capitol’s Capitol Grounds staff has begun draining...
May 16, 2012
U.S. Botanic Garden “We don’t have pandas.” That’s the challenge that U.S...
May 14, 2012
“People think we’re like firemen, sitting and waiting for a fire,” says...

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