Capitol Architect live-tweets arrival of Capitol Christmas tree

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A tree that large requires plenty of planning to secure it to the ground, and the official Twitter feed of the architect captured minute-by-minute as the tree arrived on a trailer and lifted into place.


The tree currently stands bare but will be decorated — using approximately 5,000 ornaments handmade by Coloradoans — by the Capitol ground crew.

The lighting ceremony takes place Dec. 4 and will feature House Speaker John BoehnerJohn BoehnerDem drops out of race for Boehner's old seat Conservative allies on opposite sides in GOP primary fight Clinton maps out first 100 days MORE (R-Ohio.). The tree will be lit from nightfall until 11 p.m. each evening through Dec. 26, according to the architect of the Capitol.

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