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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 …

Three Quacks for Union Square Duck Ramps

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

Ulysses S. Grant

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 …

Genealogy

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 …

Architecture

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 …

Library of Congress

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 …

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 …

Construction

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 …

Flowers

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 …

Plants

In Celebration of the U.S. Capitol Dome

It's About Time

The Corinthian capitals with elaborate carvings of curled leaves, ornate flowers and stone scrolls, as well as the pediment statues, have stood …

Behind the Scenes: Jack of All Trades

The work of the Capitol Building's Insulation Division is as "behind the scenes" as you can get. In addition to installing insulation, the shop also …

Architect's Notebook: A Progression of the Imagination

I long for the days when we can experience all of the magnificent national treasures on Capitol Hill as they were originally imagined.<p>The entry …

Ryan Celebrates Restoration of Capitol Dome

<b>WASHINGTON</b>—Today, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) congratulated Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers and his staff on completing the first …

Winston Churchill

Cool Tools: Squaring Off With History

Many of the tools we use around the Capitol campus are unique, historic and essential to our mission — in other words, they are cool tools! We asked …

The Beautiful, Painstaking Restoration Of The U.S. Capitol

Just in time for an inauguration no one expected.<p>In 1792, an ad appeared in newspapers along the East Coast. It advertised a design competition for the new U.S. Capitol, with a prize of $500–not chump change, in those days–and a deadline of four months. In the end, 13 people submitted designs, …

Video Sunday with Chris Wallace

Elections

Fox News Sunday

More from our Power Player Stephen Ayers on the "fishy" surprise found while the Capitol Dome was being restored.

Fox News Sunday

Our Power Player of the Week - Architect of the Capitol Stephen Ayers. He talks about the long journey to restore the Capitol Dome…and how his next …

A brilliant new day for the US Capitol's dome

WASHINGTON — A restored Capitol dome will gleam behind President-elect Donald Trump on Inauguration Day in January.<p>For over a year, the dome on the …

History

Cannon Renewal Project - September 2016

Cannon Renewal Project - September 2016

Cannon Renewal Project - July 2016

Cannon Renewal Project - April 2016

Modern-Day Superhero

In today's Marvel® franchise-machine world we see movie after movie featuring characters with superpowers saving the country or universe from the …

Comics

Meet the Leaders: Cannon Renewal Project

As leaders for the Cannon Renewal Project, Construction Project Executive Robert "Skip" Vaughn and Program Executive Susan Wong are dedicated to …

Leadership

Restored Capitol Dome