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The Architect's Virtual Capitol
Explore the buildings of Capitol Hill through a historic timeline, videos and...

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The Summerhouse on the Capitol Grounds surrounded by pink azalea flowers.
A few ideas to help you in planning a visit to Capitol Hill.

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Ten Steps to Energy Savings and Sustainability for your Office
The Architect of the Capitol’s Legacy of Sustainability began with the setting...

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Chugach National Forest in Alaska
How do you pick a single tree from an area that stretches across all of south-...

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Work Photography of a Worker repairing the Hart Roof at sunset.
Status: Completed Building: Senate Office Buildings

In December 2014, the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) began replacing the roof and 180 skylights and upgrading the fall protection system on the Hart Senate Office Building. The roof and skylights, which were installed in 1982, had reached the end of their useful life and, over time, had allowed water infiltration which caused building damage.

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John Adams Building Monumental Door
Status: Completed Building: U.S. Library of Congress

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.

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Olmsted Fountain
Status: Completed Building: Capitol Grounds
Olmsted Fountains basins on the East Front Plaza will be cleaned this spring More »
The Capitol Reflecting Pool is located at the eastern end of the National Mall in Washington, DC.
Status: Completed Building: Capitol Grounds
Please be aware of the upcoming annual cleaning of the Capitol Reflecting Pool: November 3-8, 2014. More »
U.S. Supreme Court Building
Status: Completed Building: U.S. Supreme Court

Update: November 4, 2013 — This project has been completed.

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