The Capital is one of Washington's best landmarks. It contains more than 4 acres of floor space. People started to build the Capital in 1793.
In 1812 the British burned the Capital unfinished during the war. In 1830, the building was finished. Over the years the building has been enlarged.
Both houses of Congress work in the Capital. The senate rooms and The House of Representatives are also in the capital. The House of Representatives has 4 times as many members as the senate rooms.
The capital dome is one of the most famous sights in the city. It is 287 feet from the ground. It has a statue of the Goddess of Freedom at the top. This part of the statue was opened in 1863.
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