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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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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...

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Richard Edmonds, Industrial Engineering Technician at the Capitol Power Plant.
Our approach to sustainability and energy on Capitol Hill is built upon three...

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    History with a Side of Mystery: the Rotunda Benches

    The benches of the Capitol Rotunda have also called a few other locations home over the years.

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    Crumbling Down and Building Up

    Addressing the stone pandemic takes a team of historic preservationists, structural engineers and stonemasons, among others.

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    How the Crypt Got its Name

    This circular room below the Rotunda is one of the most heavily used circulation spaces in the building, its floor…

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