These vaulted, ornately decorated corridors are named in honor of Constantino Brumidi, the Italian artist who designed the murals, directed the crew of painters and painted the major scenes and portraits.
A rectangular, two-story room located in the center of the north wing of the U.S. Capitol. The nation's 100 senators sit at individual desks arranged on a tiered semicircular platform facing a raised rostrum. A visitor's gallery overlooks the chamber on four sides.
One of the most architecturally significant spaces in the U.S. Capitol. Fortunately, this space was not damaged when British troops burned the building in 1814, and today it is one of the oldest rooms in the U.S. Capitol.