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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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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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An AOC worker mowing the grass on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol
The roles and responsibilities of the Architect of the Capitol cover an...

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Small Business Industry Day at AOC
The Architect of the Capitol is hosting a Small Business Day on Tuesday,...

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Nov 17, 2014
November 18, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. The Architect of the Capitol will conduct a briefing for media on the completion of the...
Nov 07, 2014
The "Concert for Valor: Saluting America's Veterans" is scheduled for Tuesday, November 11, 2014 on the National Mall....
Tree Lighting 2012
Oct 29, 2014
2014 Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will be lit by Speaker of the House John A....
Jan 15, 2013
The Architect of the Capitol's Performance and Accountability Report for...
Jan 09, 2013
Due to preparations for the 57th Presidential Inauguration, the Capitol...
Dec 19, 2012
Senator Daniel K. Inouye will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda on...
Dec 17, 2012
Cogeneration technology was identified as an energy efficient and cost...
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...

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