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Photograph of people walking outside on a Self-Guided Tour of Capitol Hill
Visitors can tour many highlights on Capitol Hill without registering.

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Benjamin Henry Latrobe was hired by President Jefferson in 1803 to fill the...

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Image of the Capitol Christmas Tree reflecting on the water in December 2013 at the U.S. Capitol
A look back on 2013 through some of our most popular pictures from Flickr and...

Projects

Status: Ongoing

Building: Senate Office Buildings

The Russell Senate Office Building is the oldest of the three Senate Buildings and a wonderful example of the Beaux Arts style of architecture. However, over time, weathering and age have diminished many of the fine details of the facility's exterior stone, allowed water to penetrate into the building, impaired the building's energy efficiency and caused operational and... More »




Work Photography of a Worker repairing the Hart Roof at sunset.

Status: Completed

Building: Senate Office Buildings

In December 2014, the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) began replacing the roof and 180 skylights and upgrading the fall protection system on the Hart Senate Office Building. The roof and skylights, which were installed in 1982, had reached the end of their useful life and, over time, had allowed water infiltration which caused building damage.

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Overhead view of the Russell southeast stairwell, an open staircase serving all floors of the Russell Building.

Status: Completed

Building: Senate Office Buildings

From November 23 through March 2016, the Architect of the Capitol will be performing plaster repair work in the southeast stairwell of the Russell Building. This effort will require the installation of scaffold within the stairwell.

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Calder's Mountains and Clouds sculpture without the clouds portion.

Status: Completed

Building: Senate Office Buildings

The four clouds were lowered to the ground and fully assessed to ensure their structural integrity, including analysis against seismic design considerations.

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