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...


The Capitol Crypt, which now houses statuary and exhibitions, was once used as an informal storage space where bicycles were parked, seen here circa 1900.
The term "crypt" has long referred to a space beneath the main floor...


Stewards of iconic buildings and grounds of Capitol Hill since 1793.


Bronze Amateis doors
The transom, titled "Apotheosis of America," depicts an allegorical figure of America surrounded by... More »
The bronze Raoul Wallenberg Bust stands 20 inches in height and is located in Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center.
Raoul Wallenberg was a Swedish humanitarian who worked at his country's legation in Budapest during... More »


Phlox paniculata at the U.S. Botanic Garden.
The heat of summer can be tough on plants. But you can use a few tips from the United States... More »
Up close detail of bronze figure on the Grant Memorial.
The Ulysses S. Grant Memorial, star of the House of Cards opening sequence, is undergoing a... More »
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