United States of America

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National Data

United States of America Flag United States of America Flag
Country United States of America
Country code US
City Washington, D.C.
Form of government Federal Presidential Republic
Size in km² 9147420
Population 321773631
Year of construction 1826 / 1836 (ext) / 2008 (ext)


Building

Type Semi-circle
Volume 590800
Architect William Thornton (GB)/ Benjamin Henry Latrobe (GB), Charles Bulfinch (US)/ Thomas U. Walter (US, ext)


Wikipedia

The United States Capitol is the meeting place of the United States Congress, the legislature of the U.S. federal government. Located in Washington, D.C., it sits atop Capitol Hill at the eastern end of the National Mall. Though it has never been the geographic center of the federal district, the Capitol is the origin by which the quadrants of the District are divided and the city was planned. Officially, both the east and west sides of the Capitol are referred to as fronts. Historically, however, only the east front of the building was intended for the arrival of visitors and dignitaries. Like the federal buildings for the executive and judicial branches, it is built in the distinctive neoclassical style and has a white exterior.

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Introduction

The "United States Capitol", located on Capitol Hill, houses the bicameral legislature of the USA, the Congress. The building served as a role model for many other parliament buildings with its neo-classical structure and its iconic dome. The Capitol was built in very long construction periods and with adaptions under various architects, due to changing needs of the legislative chambers, the restoration after the War of 1812, and planning mistakes.

Facts & Figures

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Members of parliament 434 GPD per capita in PPP in US$ 54.629
Number of women 84 HDI 0,915
Pop. per MP 741.414 Democracy index 8,05
CO2 total 5.334.530 CO2 per capita 16,50

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Site Plan

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Gallery

Collection TU Wien
US Parliament Building
Parliament Building:
section & floor plan
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US Plenary
Plenary:
floor plan assembly
pdf version
US Plenary
Plenary:
floor plan assembly
pdf version


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