The Capitol Visitor Center welcomed its 4 millionth visitor this week, according to Architect of the Capitol Stephen Ayers, who oversees the 580,000 square-foot building.
 
The $621 million Capitol Visitor Center (CVC) opened to much anticipation in December 2008, following years of cost overruns and delays.
 
“When we opened the doors to the Capitol Visitor Center, I noted that visitors now have a respectful and dignified way to come to their Capitol Building, and I invited everyone to come and explore all that the Visitor Center and the U.S. Capitol have to offer,” said Ayers in a statement.
 
“I’m thrilled that, as of this week, four million people took me up on my offer. We couldn’t be prouder to provide these millions of guests with the wonderful amenities and educational experiences in the Visitor Center on behalf of the Congress.”