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Ulysses S. Grant Memorial stone restoration in progress.

Status: Ongoing

Building: Capitol Grounds

This captivating monument is in the midst of a meticulous conservation effort. In 2016, disfiguring corrosion was removed; over 150 castings of missing or broken pieces, from swords to chain links, were reintegrated into the monument. The marble plinths were refurbished, with joints repointed and stains removed. This work on the bronze components and marble pedestals allow viewers to again see the subtle details of the original sculpture.

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View of the Statue of Freedom surrounded by scaffolding for conservation atop the U.S. Capitol dome.

Status: Completed

Building: United States Capitol

Scaffolding surrounded the Statue of Freedom atop the United States Capitol dome while it underwent cleaning, inspection, maintenance and conservation efforts.

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Status: Completed

Building: Capitol Campus

The Architect of the Capitol continues to improve the accessible pathway for the Capitol campus.

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Status: Completed

Building: U.S. Botanic Garden

The United States Botanic Garden (USBG) and Architect of the Capitol (AOC) have made improvements to provide a safe and accessible route from Bartholdi Park to the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial and upgrade the aging infrastructure of the historic Park.

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Status: Completed

Building: United States Capitol

The Brumidi Corridors have undergone an extensive restoration as part of the Brumidi Corridors Restoration Project. The goal of the restoration was to uncover as much of the original design layer as possible and to replicate plain fields to match the original color and finish.

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Updated Children's Garden opens at U.S. Botanic Garden.

Status: Completed

Building: U.S. Botanic Garden

The United States Botanic Garden (USBG) and Architect of the Capitol updated the Children's Garden in the USBG Conservatory. The Children's Garden is a favorite exploration space for families from around the D.C., Maryland and Virginia area and visitors with children from across the globe.

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Status: Completed

Building: Capitol Power Plant

Completed in 2018. The Capitol Power Plant's cogeneration system will use natural gas in a combustion turbine to generate electricity and heat, increasing system reliability, improving efficiency and saving taxpayer dollars.

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Status: Completed

Building: United States Capitol

The Dome of the U.S. Capitol Building, one of America's great symbols of freedom, needs additional restoration as part of an on-going multi-phased program.

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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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Olmsted Fountain

Status: Completed

Building: Capitol Grounds

Olmsted Fountains basins on the East Front Plaza will be cleaned this spring More »



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