Due to its advanced age, the House of Representatives is in the early planning stages for a top-to-bottom renewal of the Cannon Building. The AOC has assembled a team of in-house experts and consultants who are working with House leaders to define key aspects of the project. Construction for the Cannon Renewal Project is anticipated to begin in 2015.More »
Update: This project has been completed — The Architect of the Capitol’s (AOC) Capitol Grounds staff has begun draining the Capitol Reflecting Pool in order to complete its semi-annual cleaning and inspection. Once it is drained, the Grounds crew will clean and make repairs to the pool’s walls and bottom surface. The work will take approximately two weeks and will occur during the early morning hours. The AOC is responsible for the care and maintenance of the
Repairs to the Capitol's exterior windows will be performed April 1, 2013 through late September 2013. The repairs are focused on the exterior side of the windows and some minor work on the interior side will take place during non-operational hours to avoid disruptions to the space occupants. A scaffold system will be used to reach each window and perform the repairs. Once the repairs to a block of windows have been completed, the scaffold towers will be relocated to the next set of windows requiring a similar access to complete the work.More »
AOC is replacing the original, historic bronze doors of the Library of Congress John Adams Building to be compliant with fire, security and ADA codes. The new door design incorporates cast glass panels mounted within a bronze framework that reference the artistic heritage of the original doors by recreating the original, historic bronze reliefs in kiln-cast glass. The kiln-formed sculptural glass was made from molds taken off the original door sculptures.... More »
The murals in the Senate Reception Area of the Brumidi Corridors are undergoing an extensive restoration. The ceiling and lunettes in this area will be restored through a combination of conservation and of replication in areas where it is not feasible to remove the overpaint without losing the original. The vertical wall panels will be conserved to reveal the original layer and the remaining walls will be restored through replication.... More »
Repairs are occurring across Capitol Hill to replace sidewalks, repair gutters and curbs, and pave streets that have reached the end of their serviceable life. Throughout this project signs and other safety devices will direct pedestrians to alternative paths. The map below provides an up-to-date look at current and planned repairs.
There is no current work underway at this time.More »
Update: November 4, 2013 — This project has been completed.... More »