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Status: Ongoing

Building: House office buildings

The Cannon House Office Building has not received a comprehensive systems upgrade since the 1930s, and many of the building's systems are original – dating back to 1908 or earlier. These systems are past the end of their useful lives and the increasing risk of their failure jeopardizes the building's long-term functionality and safety. Other necessary work includes upgrading infrastructure systems andrepairing the exterior stone façade.

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Plaster repairs underway at the U.S. Capitol

Status: Ongoing

Building: United States Capitol

The AOC has identified areas throughout the Capitol that contain historic paint colors or decoration that need restoration. In many of these areas the plaster has cracked under the stress and weight of multiple paint layers, a result of decades of repainting wall and ceiling surfaces. These areas have been marked for paint analysis; a process that allows the AOC to record what finishes were used in the past before repairing the wall. This allows the area to be restored to its original appearance. Once an area has been documented, the walls must be stripped down to a stable surface that... More »




View of scaffolding on U.S. Capitol exterior.

Status: Ongoing

Building: United States Capitol

A multi-phased project designed to address deferred maintenance, extend the life expectancy of the deteriorated stone and to replace missing elements of the U.S. Capitol Building.

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The U.S. Capitol dome model in Exhibition Hall of the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center.

Status: Ongoing

Building: United States Capitol

The U.S. Capitol Visitor Center's Exhibition Hall is currently closed for renovations.

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Ulysses S. Grant Memorial stone restoration in progress.

Status: Ongoing

Building: U.S. Capitol Grounds

This captivating monument is in the midst of a meticulous conservation effort. In 2016, disfiguring corrosion was removed; over 150 castings of missing or broken pieces, from swords to chain links, were reintegrated into the monument. The marble plinths were refurbished, with joints repointed and stains removed. This work on the bronze components and marble pedestals allow viewers to again see the subtle details of the original sculpture.

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The John Adams Building in Washington, D.C.

Status: Ongoing

Building: Library of Congress

The structural concrete at the two horseshoe entrances of the John Adams Building garage has significant corrosion. For the past few years, interim measures have been put in place to extend its life. Unfortunately, some areas have deteriorated to the point where interim measures are no longer an option, and parking cannot be supported.

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South Olmsted terrace restoration in 2015.

Status: Ongoing

Building: United States Capitol

To properly restore the Olmsted Terrace, a six-phased project is underway by the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) to repair the masonry at the terrace walls.

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A saw-cutting machine was used to remove slabs of concrete so that new concrete and steel reinforcement could replace it.

Status: Ongoing

Building: House office buildings

Years of leaking water and melting snow mixed with road salts have caused significant corrosion to the Rayburn House Office Building garage's structural concrete. For the past 15 years, interim measures have been put in place to extend its life. Unfortunately, some areas have deteriorated to the point where interim measures are no longer an option, and parking cannot be supported.

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Status: Ongoing

Building: Senate office buildings

The Russell Senate Office Building is the oldest of the three Senate Buildings and a wonderful example of the Beaux Arts style of architecture. However, over time, weathering and age have diminished many of the fine details of the facility's exterior stone, allowed water to penetrate into the building, impaired the building's energy efficiency and caused operational and safety concerns.

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The Senate Fountain consists of three components.

Status: Ongoing

Building: Senate office buildings

The Architect of the Capitol is undertaking a multi-year project to renovate the Senate Underground Garage and Senate Park.

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