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United States Capitol dome

United States Capitol dome

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United States Capitol dome, Iconic dome in the United States.

Description: The United States Capitol dome is a massive iron and glass structure, crowning the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.

History: George Washington laid its cornerstone in 1793.

Culture: It represents democratic ideals and is a symbol of the nation's capital.

Practical: Visible from many parts of D.C., it helps orient the city.

Did you know ?: An intricate fresco, 'The Apotheosis of Washington', adorns the interior of the dome.

Location: Washington, D.C.

Source: Wikimedia

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United States Capitol dome Iconic dome in the United States.

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The Apotheosis of Washington Fresco in U.S. Capitol Building
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