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U.S. Capitol Dome
The U.S. Capitol’s dome made of cast iron was designed by Thomas U. Walter and...

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Visitor Hours for the Buildings on Capitol Hill
Visitor Hours for the Buildings on Capitol Hill.

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Dr. William Thornton
 The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is the builder and steward of America’s...

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Model of James Madison statue, with sculptor Walker Hancock.
When AOC's Franklin Bradley recently learned that one of the lead...

Columns

Columns are an iconic architectural element found throughout Capitol Hill. From the Capitol Building to the Supreme Court the presence of corinthian, doric and ionic columns gives these monuments of American Democracy their neoclassical look.

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