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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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A group of visitors walking in in front of the Capitol Building
Building, Infrastructure, People The Architect of the Capitol is committed to...

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Chugach National Forest in Alaska
How do you pick a single tree from an area that stretches across all of south-...

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Work Photography of a Worker repairing the Hart Roof at sunset.
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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John Adams Building Monumental Door
Status: Completed Building: U.S. Library of Congress

AOC is replacing the original, historic bronze doors of the Library of Congress John Adams Building to be compliant with fire, security and ADA codes. The new door design incorporates cast glass panels mounted within a bronze framework that reference the artistic heritage of the original doors by recreating the original, historic bronze reliefs in kiln-cast glass. The kiln-formed sculptural glass was made from molds taken off the original door sculptures.

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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 »
The Capitol Reflecting Pool is located at the eastern end of the National Mall in Washington, DC.
Status: Completed Building: Capitol Grounds
Please be aware of the upcoming annual cleaning of the Capitol Reflecting Pool: November 3-8, 2014. More »
Overhead view of the Russell southeast stairwell, an open staircase serving all floors of the Russell Building.
Status: Completed Building: Senate Office Buildings

From November 23 through March 2016, the Architect of the Capitol will be performing plaster repair work in the southeast stairwell of the Russell Building. This effort will require the installation of scaffold within the stairwell.

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Calder's Mountains and Clouds sculpture without the clouds portion.
Status: Completed Building: Senate Office Buildings

The four clouds were lowered to the ground and fully assessed to ensure their structural integrity, including analysis against seismic design considerations.

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U.S. Supreme Court Building
Status: Completed Building: U.S. Supreme Court

Update: November 4, 2013 — This project has been completed.

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