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Work Photography of a Worker repairing the Hart Roof at sunset.
Construction activities for the repair and replacement of the Hart Senate...

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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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Photo of Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, Architect of the Capitol in front of the Capitol Building
On February 24, 2010, President Barack Obama nominated Mr. Ayers to serve as...

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Photo of US Capitol Building made of plant materials.
The U.S. Botanic Garden’s annual holiday exhibit is on display November 27...

Projects

The Ulysses S. Grant Memorial
Status: Ongoing Building: Capitol Grounds

In spring 2015, the Architect of the Capitol began conservation efforts to restore the bronze monuments of the Grant Memorial located in Union Square. Work includes cleaning, waxing, repairing and conserving the existing bronze, and providing new bronze castings of missing or broken items. Initial stone work will include the cleaning and removal of patina bronze deposits from... More »

View of the Capitol Power Plant from House parks.
Status: Planned Building: Capitol Power Plant
At the Capitol Power Plant we are planning for the future. Through rigorous analysis of various energy technologies and broad consultation with leading experts, we have explored options for achieving future energy savings, reducing environmental impacts and maintaining a reliable source of chilled water and steam for the 23 facilities on Capitol Hill we serve, including the U.S. Capitol, the Library of Congress and the Supreme Court of the United States. We have identified cogeneration as the preferred solution for our energy future. More »
Status: Completed Building:

Preparations are underway, near 2nd St and Washington Ave SW, for the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial (www.avdlm.org). Memorial construction in and around the footprint of the site (from the southwest of Washington Avenue and northeast of 2nd Street SW) will continue through the fall of 2014. Minor street and lane closures will occur as construction work continues. Pedestrians traveling between the Rayburn and Ford House Office Buildings should use the route below. This route will remain in place for the... More »

East Front Plaza Repairs
Status: Completed Building: United States Capitol

AOC is making repairs to expansion joints on the East Front Plaza of the Capitol near the plaza entrance at First St. and East Capitol. The work is expected to be complete by July 2014.

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The Capitol at night.
Status: Completed Building: United States Capitol

On Friday evening, August 22, 2014, the Architect of the Capitol is performing planned maintenance to electrical systems in the Capitol Building. During this work, brief outages of the lights on the Capitol Dome may occur. This work is not related to the Capitol Dome Restoration Project.

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Capitol Windows
Status: Completed Building: United States Capitol

Repairs to the exterior side of the Capitol Building windows located on the House side will be performed between September 2, 2014 through mid-November 2014. 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... More »

Generator Progress May 2014
Status: Completed Building: U.S. Library of Congress

Work is underway at the northwest corner of the Library of Congress John Adams Building to replace the existing emergency generator with one that provides more than twice the power.

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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 »

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