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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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Feb 19, 2014
This February, visit the U.S. Botanic Garden (USBG) to see two new...
Feb 04, 2014
The Architect of the Capitol's Performance and Accountability Report (PAR...
Nov 13, 2013
The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will arrive at the West Front of the U.S....
Oct 22, 2013
The United States Capitol Dome, symbol of American democracy and world-...
Aug 29, 2013
The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) has released the Fiscal Year 2012...
Jul 10, 2013
Update: The plant has completed its bloom cycle and is no longer on...
Jul 08, 2013
“You’ve got to shine,” says Tony Blue, a woodcrafter’s helper working for...
Jun 17, 2013
“This work had to be done right. Period,” said Mark Italiano, project...

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