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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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Snapshot of a crowd of people on a guided tour through the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol
Official Tours of the U.S. Capitol Building are offered Monday through...

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Painted portrait of Dr. William Thornton
 The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is the builder and steward of America’s...

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Military Bands Summer Concert Series 2014
The 2014 series of concerts will be inaugurated by the Navy Band on Monday,...

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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....
Oct 27, 2014
The Architect of the Capitol will conduct a safety exercise the morning of October 28, 2014, at the Capitol Power Plant....
Jul 10, 2014
Monday, July 21 - Final Update: AOC's contractor completed work in the East Grand Staircase on the House side of the...
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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