Capitol Dome

Capitol Dome The United States Capitol dome is the dome situated above the United States Capitol which reaches upwards to 288ft in height and 96ft in diameter.

The dome was designed by Thomas U. Walter, the fourth Architect of the Capitol, and constructed between 1855 and 1866 at a cost of $1,047,291.The dome is not stone, but cast iron carefully painted to appear to be made of the same stone as the main capitol building. It is actually two domes, one inside the other, and the total weight is 14.1e6lb. The iron for the dome was cast by the foundry of Jan

The dome was designed by Thomas U. Walter, the fourth Architect of the Capitol, and constructed between 1855 and 1866 at a cost of $1,047,291.The dome is not stone, but cast iron carefully painted to appear to be made of the same stone as the main capitol building. It is actually two domes, one inside the other, and the total weight is 14.1e6lb. The iron for the dome was cast by the foundry of Jan

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