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Then & Now: O'Neill House Office Building

The O'Neill House Office Building was constructed in the early 1960s. Originally known as Federal Office Building No. 8, the U.S. House of …

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Architect's Notebook: Signs of Respect

Many of our monumental buildings on Capitol Hill were designed and constructed using classical orders of architecture. When designing and …

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Celebrate Capitol Grounds

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We Are AOC

A Series of Compassionate Events

One person's small act of compassion can start a chain reaction of kindness.<p>Such is the story of a 16-year-old girl named Brittney James, who saw a …

Two Thumbs Up for Taking the Edge Off

Although most of the buildings under the Architect of the Capitol's (AOC) care are historic, their continuing use requires them to be updated to meet …

The Doors to Nowhere

In 1901, Congress passed legislation to appropriate funds for the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) to submit plans for reconstructing the center of the …

High-Voltage Team Powers the Powerful

<b>In the 1800s…</b><p>The Senate employed one horse and one wagon to carry all of its mail.<br>• Pages maintained the candles lighting members' desks during night …

Architect's Notebook: What We Hold Precious

Walking through the Capitol campus, I frequently come across ornamentation in our buildings made from various metals. I was recently taking in the …

War Garden at the Library of Congress

To mark this year's centennial of America entering the Great War, the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) recreated a War Garden as it would have been …

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Three Quacks for Union Square Duck Ramps

Each spring, mallard ducks return to Union Square. The male calls and female quacks echo across the rippling water and bounce off the stately statue …

2017 National Peace Officers Memorial Day

2017 National Peace Officers Memorial Day

Family Connections at the Capitol

Being at the Capitol can be a family affair, literally! Barry Boughton volunteers each Monday at the Capitol Visitor Center (CVC). Originally from …

Tholos Magazine

Sitting atop the Capitol Building's cast-iron Dome is the Tholos, a structure comprised of 12 columns encircling a lantern that is lit to signal when …

Then & Now: Madison Building

For $75 a month, you could rent a Capitol Hill apartment across the street from the magnificent Thomas Jefferson Building in a quiet neighborhood …

Falling Into Spring

Spring is the season of new beginnings when the Earth seems to come to life again. But it is the year-round planning, preparation and hard work of …

Historic Firsts: Capitol Hill Elevators

Before I started my research for this article, I had already outlined it in my head. An introduction highlighting the 160th birthday of the passenger …

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John Adams Building

The John Adams Building is a well detailed but restrained Art Deco design, an architectural and decorative style inspired by the Exposition des Arts …

A Sweet 2016

This past year has been filled with many sweet moments around the Capitol campus. From big events and projects (like Capitol exterior preservation …

Take Five: The U.S. Botanic Garden

Things don't slow down just because it's winter. Below are five reasons to explore the U.S. Botanic Garden (USBG) this season, including tropical …

In Celebration of the U.S. Capitol Dome

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