The U. S. Capitol Visitor Center (CVC) project, built by Manhattan Construction, is located underground on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. The project includes 580,000 square feet of floor space on three levels. The building includes space for exhibits, visitor comfort, food service, two orientation theaters, an auditorium, gift shops, security administration areas, a service tunnel for truck loading and deliveries, mechanical facilities, storage, and office space for the United States House and Senate.
For work on the U. S. Capitol Visitor Center project, Manhattan received Craftsmanship Awards in ten different categories from the Washington Building Congress, including awards for stone and marble craftsmanship, exterior stone craftsmanship, doors and hardware, windows and storefronts, power generation, special systems, and plaster craftsmanship. Manhattan was also an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Award of Excellence in the Mega-Project category.