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The Old Supreme Court Chamber is the first room constructed for the use of the nation's highest judiciary body and was used by the Court from 1810 until 1860. Built by Benjamin Henry Latrobe, it was a significant architectural achievement, for the size and structure of its vaulted, semicircular ceiling were virtually unprecedented in the United States.
The Old Supreme Court Chamber is the first room constructed for the use of the...

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A crowd of people visiting the Capitol during visitor hours
Visitor Hours for the Buildings on Capitol Hill.

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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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East Front Plaza Repairs
AOC is making repairs to expansion joints on the East Front Plaza of the...

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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 08, 2010
Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers, AIA, LEED AP, announced that...
Aug 15, 2010
Blooming cherry trees, tulips, magnificent oaks and magnolias—these are...
May 12, 2010
On May 12, 2010, the United States Senate, by unanimous consent, confirmed...
Mar 13, 2010
  The iconic “Walter dome” atop the Capitol is recognized around the world...
Feb 24, 2010
President Obama today officially nominated Stephen T. Ayers, AIA, LEED AP...
Aug 11, 2009
Under Mr. Ayers’ leadership, the AOC has implemented several programs to...
Jul 01, 2009
Acting Architect of the Capitol, Stephen T. Ayers, AIA, LEED AP, announced...
May 12, 2009
The Office of the Architect of the Capitol has installed new bicycle racks...

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