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A Cascade of Books by Frank Eliscu (1912–1996) is a bronze sculptural screen that rises five stories above the main entrance to the James Madison Memorial Building of the Library of Congress. Measuring approximately 50 feet high by 35 feet wide, it consists of 98 open books, with some as large as five feet wide.
A Cascade of Books by Frank Eliscu (1912–1996) is a bronze sculptural screen...

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A virtual Map of Capitol Hill from above
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Photo of Capitol Hill steps.
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War of 1812
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    Neoclassical Architecture

    The definitive architectural style on Capitol Hill, inspired by the use of ancient Greek and Roman styles in the design of great public buildings.

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    Sandstone

    A common building material during the early years of Washington, D.C., because it could be found locally and was easy to cut to shape.

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    Corinthian Columns

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    Cast Iron

    Used extensively in the U.S. Capitol’s mid-19th century House and Senate extensions and new dome.

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