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What's New

East Front Flag Pole Removal

Photo of the Capitol's East Front taken September 27, 2016.
Friday, October 7, 2016

The Architect of the Capitol will temporarily remove the East Front flag pole to perform routine refinishing the weekend of October 8-9, 2016.

Work on the flag pole is scheduled to last one full day, beginning at 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 8.

The rain date for this project is scheduled for Sunday, October 9.

For additional information, please contact communications@aoc.gov.