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U.S. Capitol Dome
The U.S. Capitol’s dome made of cast iron was designed by Thomas U. Walter and...

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Prohibited Items at the U.S. Capitol Building
In order to ensure the safety of visitors and staff and to preserve the...

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Benjamin Henry Latrobe
Benjamin Henry Latrobe was hired by President Jefferson in 1803 to fill the...

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Photo of Capitol covered in snow
AOC Photographer Chuck Badal gives a behind the scenes look at how some of his...

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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