Credit: Courtesy of AOC

Architect of the Capitol, Taft Memorial Renewal

BBB has restored the Robert A. Taft Memorial, Washington DC’s oldest carillon and one of the finest in the world.

The Robert A. Taft Memorial and Carillon, located north of the US Capitol, honors the Ohio Senator who served form 1938-1953. The memorial plaza is encircled by a moat and contains a ten foot bronze statue of the Senator as well as a 100 foot tower clad in Tennessee pink marble. The carillon in the upper part of the tower is Washington DC’s oldest and contains 27 cast bronze bells, the largest of which weighs 7 tons. BBB designed a service stair for safe access to the carillon. BBB’s restoration also includes repair and restoration of the marble; upgrades to the electrical and mechanical systems; upgrades to the fountain system; OSHA and accessibility compliance upgrades; and new lighting.

 

Client

Architect of the Capitol

Location

Washington, DC

Size

6,553 SF

People

FAIA
Partner, Director of the DC Office
AIA, LEED AP
Senior Associate