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Capitol ModelUnited States Capitol

1:2000 scale miniature paper model, about 4.5 inches wide

President George Washington laid the cornerstone for the home of the U.S. Congress in 1793. The building has been expanded numerous times to accommodate the increasingly larger Senate in the north wing and House of Representatives in the south wing. The 288-foot cast iron dome topped with the Statue of Freedom was completed in 1863.

A larger, more-complex 1:500 scale version of the Capitol model is published by Dover Publications

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