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Dirksen Senate Office Building is a seven-story building faced in marble.
The Dirksen Senate Office Building was the second of three office buildings...

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Painted portrait of Dr. William Thornton
The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is the builder and steward of America’s...

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City of Trees book cover artwork
Enjoy the fall foliage that graces the U.S. Capitol Grounds on November 15 at...

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    History with a Side of Mystery: the Rotunda Benches

    The benches of the Capitol Rotunda have also called a few other locations home over the years.

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    Crumbling Down and Building Up

    To address this stone pandemic across the Capitol campus takes a team of historic preservationists, structural engineers and stonemasons, among others.

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    How the Crypt Got its Name

    This brightly lit circular room below the Rotunda is one of the most heavily used circulation spaces in the building, its sandstone floor trodden by hundreds every day.

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