Construction begins on 2013 presidential inauguration platform

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By The Cycle Staff
(L-R) Architect of the Capitol Stephen Ayers, Sen. Charles Schumer, Sen. Lamar Alexander, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Speaker of the House John Boehner, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi swing their hammers during the
(L-R) Architect of the Capitol Stephen Ayers, Sen. Charles Schumer, Sen. Lamar Alexander, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Speaker of the House John Boehner, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi swing their hammers during the
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Construction began Thursday to build the platform where the next U.S. president will be sworn in to office January 21, 2013, in front of the Capitol building in Washington, D.C.

Speaker of the House John Boehner of Ohio and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California participate in the launch of inaugural platform where the next president of the United States will take the oath of office.Officials and members of the news media gather at the base of the center camera platform during the "First Nail" ceremony, signifying the start of construction of the 2013 Inaugural Platform on the West Front of the U.S. Captiol September 20, 2012, in...

 

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Construction begins on 2013 presidential inauguration platform

Updated