The new look of the Capitol building comes together through the creative, engineered vision of architect Thomas U. Walter. With five more years until completion in 1866, the iconic Capitol dome would eventually top out at almost 9 million pounds, punctuated by statue of Freedom gazing east toward a new day.
History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “Birdseye View of the City of Washington, With the Capitol in the Foreground,” https://history.house.gov/Collection/Listing/2014/2014-022-003/ (April 19, 2021)
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