The Capitol Building
One of the most symbolic buildings in the United States, The Capitol Building houses the meeting chambers of the United States House of Representative and the United States Senate. The cornerstone was laid by George Washington in 1793, and on November 17, 1800, it held the first session of Congress.
Set aflame by British troops during the War of 1812, it was restored and reopened for use by 1819. It is the centerpiece of Capitol Hill, and covers an area of 172,170 square feet.
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