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United States Capitol

United States Capitol, Washington
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Quick Facts
CityWashington
CountryUnited States
Year1793 - 1892
Height87,8m / 288ft
Floors5
Realization
ArchitectDr. William Thornton
Stephen H. Hallet
George Hadfield
James Hoban
Benjamin Henry Latrobe
Charles Bulfinch
Thomas U. Walter
Edward Clark
Elliott Woods
David Lynn
J. George Stewart
George M. White
Alan M. Hantman
Building Info
NameUnited States Capitol
Materialsmarble
Address
At Independence Avenue, Constitution Avenue & 1st Street
Notes
The first Capitol was originally designed by Dr. William Thornton. The still unfinished building was set on fire by the British in 1814. It took until 1826 before the Capitol building was finished by the Bostonian architect Charles Bulfinch.
The Capitol building was later extended and in 1856 the original dome by Bulfinch was replaced by a larger, cast-iron one designed by Thomas U. Walter.The building is 751 ft long and 350 ft wide and contains 540 rooms.
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ArticleUS Capitol
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PhotosUS Capitol Pictures
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