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The Rosa Parks bronze statue weighs 600 pounds and the granite pedestal, partially hollowed out inside, weighs 2,100 pounds. The pedestal is made of Raven Black granite and inscribed simply with her name and life dates, “Rosa Parks/1913–2005.
On February 27, 2013, a statue of Rosa Parks commissioned by Congress was...

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View of the U.S. Capitol Building from above at dusk
In order to ensure the safety of visitors and staff and to preserve the...

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East Front of the U.S. Capitol Building
AOC’s annual Performance and Accountability Report provides the results of the...

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Capitol view through bicycle spokes.
Quite a few Architect of the Capitol employees commute by bike, forming a group...

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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...
Mar 26, 2012
Beth Plemmons, CEO for the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, announced that a...
Feb 24, 2012
Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, announced today...
Jan 19, 2012
  The AOC East House Underground Garage received a LEED for New...
Nov 25, 2011
The Architect of the Capitol Trims the Capitol Christmas Tree “...
Nov 25, 2011
The Capitol Rises During the Civil War Walk through the U.S. Capitol in...
Aug 04, 2011
Daniel J. Strodel, Chief Administrative Officer for the House of...
Apr 03, 2011
Adjacent to Interstate 295, in DC’s Anacostia neighborhood, hides a...
Dec 15, 2010
This year, the Capitol Power Plant marks 100 years of steady service of...

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