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The U.S. Capitol Rotunda is a large, domed, circular room located 96 feet in diameter and 180 feet in height located in the center of the United States Capitol on the second floor.
The U.S. Capitol Rotunda is a large, domed, circular room 96 feet in diameter...

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Visitor Guide Gives Tour of Rotunda
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Painted Portrait of Benjamin Henry Latrobe
Benjamin Henry Latrobe was hired by President Jefferson in 1803 to fill the...

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Molten cast iron heated to more than 2,500 degrees is poured into the mold.
Last week, I had an opportunity to travel to the foundry in Salt Lake City and...

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AOC Receives Third Consecutive CEAR Award for Financial Reporting

May 21, 2014

The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) received its third consecutive Certificate of Excellence in Accountability Reporting (CEAR) Award from the Association of Government Accountants for its annual Performance and Accountability Report (PAR). The annual CEAR award recognizes high-quality Performance and Accountability Reports (PARs) and Agency Financial Reports (AFRs) that effectively illustrate and assess financial and program performance, accomplishments and challenges, cost and accountability. “The Architect of the Capitol strives to maintain a high standard of government management...

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Military Bands Summer Concert Series 2014

May 13, 2014

Military Band Concert playing at night in front of the Capitol
The 2014 series of concerts will be inaugurated by the Navy Band on Monday, June 2, 2014. All concerts start at 8 p.m. and are held on the U.S. Capitol West Front Steps (National Mall side) - weather permitting.  U.S. Navy Band - Monday Evenings June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 July 7, 14, 21, 28 August 11, 18, 25 U.S. Air Force Band - Tuesday Evenings June 3, 10, 17, 24 July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 August 5, 12, 19, 26 U.S. Marine Band - Wednesday and some Thursday Evenings June 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 July 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 30 August 6, 13, 20, 27 U.S. Army Band -  Friday Evenings and some...

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U.S. Capitol Dome Rotunda Reopening

Apr 25, 2014

Safety canopy rising inside the interior dome of the Capitol
MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY  Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers U.S. Capitol Dome Rotunda Reopening  WHO: Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP WHAT: The Architect of the Capitol will conduct a briefing for media on the reopening of the U.S. Capitol Dome Rotunda after completion of the safety netting installation and provide a status update on the Dome Restoration Project. The event is open to credentialed media from the House and Senate Media Galleries. WHEN: April 30, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. (media set-up at 4:30 p.m.). WHERE: Capitol Rotunda - credentialed media...

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Architect of the Capitol Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Testimony

Apr 08, 2014

On Tuesday April 8, 2014, Stephen T. Ayers, Architect of the Capitol, testified before the United States Senate Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch regarding the Architect of the Capitol's Fiscal Year 2015 appropriations request. Written statement and images Media Contact Laura Condeluci AOC Communications Officer 202.228.1793 lcondelu@aoc.gov 

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AOC Monitoring Impact of HIgh Winds on Power at Capitol

Mar 12, 2014

On Wednesday, March 12, high winds in the Washington, D.C. area caused electrical power surges that impacted power supply to the U.S. Capitol. Architect of the Capitol (AOC) staff responded to Capitol outage reports at approximately 8:30 p.m. Wednesday evening and made repairs by 9 p.m. AOC staff will continue to monitor the situation throughout the night.

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Dr. Norman E. Borlaug Statue to Join U.S. Capitol National Statuary Hall Collection

Feb 26, 2014

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced today that they will dedicate a statue of the late Dr. Norman E. Borlaug at a ceremony to be held on Tuesday, March 25 in National Statuary Hall of the United States Capitol. Widely regarded as America’s greatest agricultural scientist, Dr. Borlaug’s groundbreaking work in wheat improvement saved starving populations around the globe and earned him our nation’s highest honors. The statue will represent the...

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Dome Restoration

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