US Capitol Building
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.
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.
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