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The Rosa Parks bronze statue weighs 600 pounds and the granite pedestal, partially hollowed out inside, weighs 2,100 pounds. The pedestal is made of Raven Black granite and inscribed simply with her name and life dates, “Rosa Parks/1913–2005.
On February 27, 2013, a statue of Rosa Parks commissioned by Congress was...

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A view of the Capitol Visitor Center lit up at night
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Painted portrait of Dr. William Thornton
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City of Trees book cover artwork
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Olmsted Terrace Wall Cleaning and Repairs

Masons work on Olmsted Terrace Steps

Update January 2014: AOC is undertaking a multi-year project to repair, clean and preserve the Olmsted Terrace masonry walls around the Capitol Building. In 2014 the granite and marble masonry at the Senate Capitol north approach steps and west approach wall were cleaned and reconstructed. Work on other areas of the Olmsted Terrace will resume in Spring of 2015.  

 

 

Building: 
U.S. Capitol Building
Status: 
Ongoing
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Capitol Grounds
Frederick Law Olmsted
Olmsted Terrace
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