Public Notice

Before & After: Grant Memorial

December 6, 2016

The bronze conservation effort of the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial in Washington, D.C., has come to a close, and now an astonishingly vibrant, emotional and detailed sculpture is revealed. See pictures of this restored monumental sculpture near the Capitol Reflecting Pool.

Public Notice

Capitol Dome Successfully Restored

November 15, 2016

This morning, Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, announced that the first comprehensive restoration of the Capitol Dome in more than half a century is complete. 

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First Nail Ceremony Commences Inauguration Construction

September 21, 2016

Today, Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, joined members of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies to drive in the "First Nail" marking the beginning of construction of the 2017 Presidential Inaugural platform.

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Rotunda Reopens to the Public

September 6, 2016

The Architect of the Capitol is pleased to reopen the U.S. Capitol's Rotunda following the successful completion of its restoration. Tradesmen and experts from historic preservation officers to engineers, craftsmen and painters worked day and night to restore this hallowed space.

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Tree Dedicated in Honor of the 70th Anniversary of the Fulbright Program

April 21, 2016

A tree has been dedicated on the U.S. Capitol Grounds in honor of the 70th anniversary of the Fulbright Program. Several trees on the grounds serve as living memorials. This American Elm is located on the Capitol campus near the intersection of Delaware Avenue and Constitution Avenue.

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The Big Dig

January 25, 2016

Less than 48 hours after Winter Storm Jonas began dumping snow from the skies over Washington, D.C., Architect of the Capitol crews successfully removed snow to make ​miles of sidewalks, streets and drives and 20 acres of plazas and parking lots accessible for the U.S. Capitol community.

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A Welcoming Morning at the U.S. Botanic Garden

December 17, 2015

The U.S. Botanic Garden's "Morning at the Museum" program provides museum access for individuals with cognitive and sensory-processing disabilities by providing pre-visit preparation materials, a calmer visitation period for registered participants and a welcoming quiet "take-a-break" space.