US Capitol Building

June 29, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

US CapitolUS CapitolThe US Capitol building in Washington, DC. The Capitol is the home of the United States Congress and sits on 274 acres on the west side of the neighborhood known as "Capitol Hill" in downtown Washington.

Along with the White House, the Washington Monument, and the Lincoln Memorial, the United States Capitol is one of the iconic buildings in the historic core of Washington, DC.  It is the eastern anchor of the National Mall and is the origin of Washington's system of quadrants (North East, North West, South East, and South West). 

The Capitol sits on almost 275 acres designed by famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, who also designed Central Park in New York City.

The Capitol has been enlarged and modified over the more than 200 years since its initial construction in 1793.  The most recent is the 580,000-square-foot underground Capitol Visitor Center which provides security screening for access to the Capitol along with informational exhibits about the building.

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US CapitolUS CapitolThe US Capitol building in Washington, DC. The Capitol is the home of the United States Congress and sits on 274 acres on the west side of the neighborhood known as "Capitol Hill" in downtown Washington. The eastern face of the US Capitol.

 

US CapitolUS CapitolThe US Capitol building in Washington, DC. The Capitol is the home of the United States Congress and sits on 274 acres on the west side of the neighborhood known as "Capitol Hill" in downtown Washington. The eastern face of the US Capitol showing the entrance to the Capitol Visitor Center.

 

US CapitolUS CapitolA concrete broadcasting area in front of the US Capitol building in Washington, DC. Various television networks use this area when they are broadcasting from The Capitol.

The Capitol is the home of the United States Congress and sits on 274 acres on the west side of the neighborhood known as "Capitol Hill" in downtown Washington.
The concrete slab is where most of the TV networks set up when they are broadcasting from The Capitol. There is a row of power outlets along the small wall where the networks can plug in their lights, cameras, and other equipment.

 

Capitol PowerCapitol PowerA row of power outlets in front of the US Capitol building in Washington, DC. Various television networks plug in their cameras and other equipment here when they are broadcasting from The Capitol.

The Capitol is the home of the United States Congress and sits on 274 acres on the west side of the neighborhood known as "Capitol Hill" in downtown Washington.

 


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