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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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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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Eric Dinerstein, Director, Biodiversity and Wildlife Solutions, RESOLVE posing with some plants
Learn why some species are so scarce and others are so common November 13 at 2...

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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....
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...
Dec 19, 2008
WASHINGTON – The United States Botanic Garden (USBG) has achieved...
Oct 17, 2008
The annual Construction Management Project Achievement Awards program...
Apr 15, 2008
The Architect of the Capitol’s (AOC) Capitol Visitor Center project was...
Jul 10, 2007
WASHINGTON, JULY 10, 2007 – Today, Acting Architect of the Capitol, Stephen...

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