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Capitol Visitor Center Tours & Activities

Cogeneration at the Capitol Power Plant

Senate Underground Garage and Landscape Restoration

Conservatory Façade and Roof Restoration

Thurgood Marshall Façade Repair Program

Packard Campus for Audio-Visual Conservation

Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building

Capitol Visitor Center Tours & Activities

Cogeneration at the Capitol Power Plant

Senate Underground Garage and Landscape Restoration

Conservatory Façade and Roof Restoration

Thurgood Marshall Façade Repair Program

Capitol Visitor Center Tours & Activities

Cogeneration at the Capitol Power Plant

Senate Underground Garage and Landscape Restoration

Conservatory Façade and Roof Restoration

Thurgood Marshall Façade Repair Program

Visitors can tour many highlights on Capitol Hill without registering.

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repaired with the lock and stitch and Dutchman techniques)

of paint used to repaint the Dome – 3 layers x 405 gallons each. Final top coat color is Dome White.

height above Potomac River (includes Hill elevation)

height above East Front Plaza including Statue of Freedom, is the tallest cast iron dome in world approximate height 29 story building

height above East Front Plaza to the balcony used for Dome tours at Tholos

height of Dome measured from Dome Skirt to Base of Freedom

height of the Washington Monument is

taller than the U.S. Capitol. Because the base of the Washington Monument is

above sea level, and that of the Capitol is

above sea level, the top of the Washington Monument is

higher than the top of the Capitol Building.

from Rotunda floor to top of the Apotheosis; the Statue of Liberty without her base would fit with room to spare (she is

from Rotunda floor to first visitor gallery

from the Rotunda floor to the second visitor gallery

from the bottom edge of the Apotheosis to the apex at the center of the hemisphere

hollow cast-iron columns in peristyle set 10 degrees apart around 360-degree circle

over lapping cast-iron plates make up one section of the Cupola

range of thickness of cast iron in Dome

thickness of cast-iron in the Dome Skirt

sit atop Freedoms Roman inspired headdress with native American influences

How many women are represented in the National Statuary Hall Collection?

Nine: Mother Joseph (Washington), Esther Hobart Morris (Wyoming), Jeannette Rankin (Montana), Dr….More

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