Revised Design for Dome of U.S. Capitol, by Thomas U. Walter, 1859

Fri, 2013-04-19 15:26 -- administrator

In designing a new dome for the Capitol, Thomas U. Walter, architect for the 1850s extension of the Capitol, was inspired by three of Europe’s most famous domed buildings: St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, the Panthéon (Ste. Genevieve) in Paris, and St. Isaac’s Cathedral in St. Petersburg. He had inspected the first two buildings during an extensive tour of Europe in 1838.

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