THE CAPITOL, WASHINGTON, D.C.
Founded in 1793, but completed according to the
original designs in 1830, but since enlarged to over double its original
area. It consists of a central cruciform building crowned by a great
dome, and connected at each end by galleries with a large rectangular wing,
one of which contains the Senate Chamber, and the other the Hall of
Representatives. The style is Renaissance, based on English models, the
dome being inspired by that of St. Paul's. The elevation exhibits a single
main story, with an attic, over a high rusticated basement. The great
feature of the exterior is the porticos of the central building and of the
two wings, with their fine flights of steps. These porticos comprise 148
Corinthian Columns 30 feet high exclusive of their high square pedestals.
The dome is 287½ feet high to the top of the statue above the lantern,
and 94 feet in interior diameter. It is very impressive in effect, though
unfortunately built of cast-iron in imitation of stone. It rises from a
circular drum, and is encircled by a full Corinthian Collonade supporting a
gallery. Beneath the dome is a monumental hall called the Rotunda, adorned
with works of art relating to American history. The total length of the
Capitol, north and south, is 751 feet.
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