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Perhaps the single greatest example of these architectural styles is the United States Capitol Building, for which construction began in 1793. ThomasJefferson wanted Congress housed in a replica of an ancient Roman temple. Since the capitol in Richmond, Virginia, was an example of Roman “cubic”architecture, he thought the federal Capitol should be modeled after a “spherical” temple.The U.S. Capitol's designs, derived from ancient Greece and Rome, evoke the ideals that guided the nation's founders as they framed their newrepublic. In the 1850s, architect Thomas U. Walter added to the original design while maintaining the neoclassical styles. His additions included thenorth and south extensions and the cast iron dome.Another well-known example of the neoclassical architecture style on Capitol Hill is the U.S. Supreme Court Building. Finished and occupied in 1935,the Supreme Court is meant to resemble a great marble temple. The architect of the Supreme Court, Cass Gilbert of New York City, drew upon theclassical Roman temple form as the basis for the Court's new building. Reached by a great flight of broad steps, the portico of tall Corinthian columnsgives the building a monumental entrance. Lower wings flank the central temple and help relate it to the lower-scaled buildings of the nearby CapitolHill neighborhood.Roman Influence on Washington, DCSankum Landry Marcel Some 7/15/2015 1:07:34 PMEven before doing a bit of research I could picture the White House in my head and see exactly what is meant by Roman and Greek influence onarchitecture. For instance, the pillars in front of the White House are very similar to structural designs which were prominent in the Roman and Greekculture and so is the white concrete. Neoclassical styles can also be viewed through the use of symmetrical shapes, triangular pediments and domeroofs.Source: Greek and RomanMartin Velasquez 7/15/2015 8:25:18 PMWell, the founding fathers actually chose the neo-classical designs mostly because roman buildings tended to be more grandiose. The capital buildingitself also owes something to the pantheon which was actually designed from the emperor's Hadrian instructions, this is because the original building
8/7/15, 1:41 PMTopic Print ViewPage 16 of 21(NEXT(b08f9b5f392946e1876cd…r=Ascending&isViewSelected=False&checkedIds=&isPrntVwSortReq=Falsewas a temple of all the Gods and this style was copied for several famous cathedrals in which so just as what they really meant to say about the USlaw makers that they really chose a temple as a home of theirs to leave you to judge.

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