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Capitol Building Elevator Improvements

Elevator

The AOC is currently making life safety improvements to the Capitol Building’s elevator emergency power system. This work will primarily be performed in mechanical and service spaces; therefore minimizing the impacts on building occupants. Construction on the Senate side of the Capitol is currently underway.

Building: 
United States Capitol
Status: 
Ongoing