United States Capitol rotunda
United States Capitol rotunda, Rotunda in United States Capitol
Description: The United States Capitol rotunda is the central rotunda of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.
History: Built between 1818 and 1824, the Rotunda was designed by Charles Bulfinch.
Culture: The Rotunda is used for important ceremonial events as authorized by concurrent resolution, including the lying in state of eminent citizens.
Practical: The Rotunda is located below the Capitol dome.
Did you know ?: The Rotunda's ceiling features a fresco painting titled 'The Apotheosis of Washington'.
Location: Washington, D.C.
Official opening: 1824
Height: 55 m
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