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Cannon Renewal

The Cannon House Office Building's renewal is an example of the Architect of the Capitol's commitment to preserving our nation's history.
Status
Ongoing
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Capitol Building Paint Analysis and Plaster Repairs

Based on paint analysis and historic photographs, the conservators are finalizing the circa 1865-1896 paint scheme, to be executed by the AOC Paint Shop. Initial work will focus on repairing plaster surfaces, followed by repainting.
Status
Ongoing
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Capitol Exterior Preservation - Stone and Metal

Work includes cleaning of the stone and pediment sculpture, replacement of the mortar and sealants at all of the stone joints, treatment of the carved stone and pediment sculpture, replacement of stone where elements are missing or cannot be repaired, and replacement of the bird deterrent systems. The project also includes preserving the metal lampposts, hanging lanterns and railings around the Capitol.
Status
Ongoing
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Exhibition Hall Renovations

The U.S. Capitol Visitor Center is redesigning Exhibition Hall. Visitors will encounter a dynamic and educational environment that will to inform, involve and inspire them about Congress' role in the democratic process.
Status
Ongoing
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Olmsted Terrace Preservation

During the last 120 years, there has been little maintenance performed on the stone and conditions of the terrace have deteriorated. A materials condition survey found that the marble and granite is stained and damaged and requires maintenance and repairs. Repairs include deconstructing and rebuilding some of the walls, repointing, patching holes, cleaning the stone, and trimming and removing trees and bushes along the terrace walls.

Status
Ongoing
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Rayburn Garage Interior Rehabilitation

The Rayburn Garage Interior Rehabilitation will replace structural concrete and waterproofing joints to extend the life of the garage for 50 years. The rehabilitation will also bring the garage levels up to code compliance for mechanical, electrical and fire protection systems.
Status
Ongoing
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Russell Exterior Envelope Project

The Architect of the Capitol, in conjunction with the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, has developed a three-sequence restoration project to preserve the exterior envelope of the century-old building.
Status
Ongoing
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Stone Preservation on the Capitol Campus

To address this stone pandemic across the Capitol campus takes a team of historic preservationists, structural engineers and stonemasons, among others. The men and women of AOC are in a race against time as the infrastructure rapidly crumbles and deferred maintenance projects accumulate.

Status
Ongoing
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Underground Utility Work

The Architect of the Capitol will be reconditioning existing utility systems, which will include excavation and trench work over the next year.
Status
Ongoing
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Accessible Pathway for the Capitol Campus

The Architect of the Capitol's work to improve the accessible pathway for the Capitol campus and meet standards set by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Work around the House, Senate and Library buildings is complete.

Status
Completed
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Bartholdi Park Improvements

Bartholdi Park, a two-acre historic park in the USBG jurisdiction was developed in 1932 and is located south of the USBG Conservatory. For the last 85 years, Bartholdi Park has served as a demonstration garden where visitors can learn the latest horticultural techniques translatable to their home gardens and landscapes.

Status
Completed
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Brumidi Corridors Restoration

In 2017 the Architect of the Capitol completed a long-term conservation effort to restore the murals of the Brumidi Corridors on the first floor of the U.S. Capitol's Senate wing.

Status
Completed
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Children's Garden Improvements

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.

Improvements include a new platform climbing structure, a new vine tunnel, a new digging area, expanded seating areas and additional shade structures. Spaces to dig, explore, plant, water and care for plants remain in the updated garden.

Status
Completed

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