Construction of the Capitol Visitor Center

Tom Fontana detailed the history of the construction of the Capitol Visitor Center, the largest addition to the Capitol in its 218-year… read more

Tom Fontana detailed the history of the construction of the Capitol Visitor Center, the largest addition to the Capitol in its 218-year history. The Visitor Center was built entirely below ground to preserve the Capitol and revive the historic Frederick Law Olmsted landscape. Mr. Fontana had represented the project for the Architect of the Capitol since pre-construction work began in October 2001. The center opened to the public in December 2008.

This was the final event of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society’s noon 2011 Summer Brown Bag Series. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Program ID:
301211-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 2, 2011
Last Aired:
Aug 29, 2012

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  • Oct 02, 2011 | 9:53am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 02, 2011 | 8:51pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 02, 2011 | 11:53pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 08, 2011 | 4:52pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 09, 2011 | 3:53am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 24, 2011 | 8:50pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 25, 2011 | 12:51am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 25, 2011 | 1:50pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 28, 2012 | 10:19am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 28, 2012 | 6:19pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 29, 2012 | 2:19am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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