Designed from the outset to house the United States Congress, the United States Capitol was a bold experiment in a new nation. Since the building was accomplished, it has experienced many kinds of modifications. It features a unique style of architecture in the American history.
It is obviously known that the United States Capitol is the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States. Located in Washington DC, the Capitol sits atop the Capitol Hill at the eastern end of the National Mall. The building is regarded as the architectural landmark in the whole world. It is the symbol of democracy and pride of the US country and also of vital importance to the government and people of the United States.
The Capitol is a five-storied building and has about 540-odd rooms. There is also a huge domed room in the center of the Capitol. It is 750x230 meters long and 350x105 meters wide. Within the great Capitol you can find a wide variety of wonderful works of art and splendid architectures. The building began its construction in the last decade of the 18th century. It was partly burned down during the 1812 war. The reconstruction job began in 1815 and was completed in the year of 1819.
The colossal Capitol features the neo-classical architecture and looks extremely impressive. Every year millions of visitors from all over the world come to Washington DC to have a look at the amazing Capitol. The marble statues, great oil portraits and frescoed murals in this building are all very enchanting and attractive.
If you are thinking to pay a visit to the Capitol, the available time is from Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am until 3:30 pm. For the tickets, you can get from the Capitol's official website.