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Ionic Columns
The Ionic column is typically identified by its capital, which includes large...

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Map of Capitol Hill
View a map of the U.S. Capitol and other buildings and grounds cared for by the...

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Caring for the National Garden
The Architect of the Capitol magazine, Foundations & Perspectives,...

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Touching Up Columns in Statuary Hall
Next time you’re in Statuary Hall on the second floor of the U.S. Capitol near...

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Cannon House Office Building
Status: Planned Building: House Office Buildings

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.

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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 »

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