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The Capitol building has been the house of the chambers of the House of Representatives and of the Senate for over two centuries. It was built in the capital because both residents play a very important part in the government of the United States. It is a monument to the American people and to the American government. It was started in 1793 but has been in many construction phases. It is an example of the nineteen centaury neoclassical architecture. The planner was a Scottish physician named Dr. William Thornfor.  There was a competition for the best plan and he won five hundred dollars and a lot in the city. The main architect was Latrobe who built it twice because it was burn in 1914.

What called most of my attention was the gigantic dome in the middle of the building. What I found the most interesting about this building was the amount of statues that were inside. I learned that there is a special chamber to put George Washington’s dead body, but he was buried at Mount Vernon. I already knew that the House of Representatives and the Senate go there to discus all the problems. When I went there I felt little compared to the size of this gigantic building and amazing dome. 

 

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