United States Capitol Live Webcam
Live webcam shows The United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
The United States Capitol, or also the Capitol Building, is the meeting place of the United States Congress and one of the main sights of the United States. It is located on Capitol Hill at the eastern end of the National Mall in the heart of Washington, D.C. The Capitol Building with a height 88 meters above sea level is one of the tallest structures in the city. The construction begun on September 18, 1793, It was built in the neoclassical style of brick marble and cast iron. The dome of the Capitol was built between 1855 and 1866 of cast iron and painted in stone. Capitol dome reaches a height of 88 meters, and it has 29 meters diameter. The top floor of The United States Capitol offers a spectacular panoramic view of Washington, D.C., and can be reached by elevator. The Capitol is part of the Washington National Mall, a complex of historic monuments and museums in the center of the U.S. capital. The National Mall is shaped like a cross and includes: the White House, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the National Museum of Natural History, and more. To the east of the Capitol are the Library of Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court Building.