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美国国会大厦(UnitedStatesCapitol)

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Facts About the U.S.Capit01 Building美国国会大厦
 The Capitol Building is located in Washington, D.C., and is the home to Congress2.
  The original design for the Capitol Building was drawn by Dr. William Thornton and the current dome3 on the Capitol was designed by Thomas U. Walter. But there have been 11 architects4 of the Capitol who have all made contributions to the building.
  This building was placed at one end of the National Mall, in the heart of the nation’s capital. It is over 200 years old, with a rich history.
  The Capitol building has 540 rooms and 658 windows.
  The Dome is 8,909,200 pounds of cast iron with 108 windows, and was constructed between 1855 and 1866. The statue at the top of dome is the Statue of Freedom.
  The building stands 180 feet, 3 inches tall. Paintings and sculptures5 about significant people and events in U.S. history are on display.
  The United States Capitol Building houses6 the meeting chambers of the Senate7 (in the north wing) and the House of Representatives8 (in the south wing)—the two bodies that compose the legislative9 branch of the American government.
  It also includes the offices of congressional10 leadership, and it is used for ceremonies of national importance.
  The U.S. Capitol is also a museum of American art and history and is visited by millions of people every year.


美国国会大厦(United States Capitol)
  国会大厦坐落于华盛顿特区,是美国国会的所在地。
  国会大厦最早的图纸是由威廉姆·桑顿博士绘制的。现在大厦顶部的圆顶屋是由托马斯·U·沃尔特设计的,但总共有11位建筑师为这栋建筑作出了贡献。
  这座建筑位于美国首都中心华盛顿国家广场一端,它已经有两百多年的悠久历史。
  国会大厦有540间房,658扇窗。
  圆顶屋由8909200磅铸铁和108扇窗组成,建于1855年至1866年。圆顶的顶端是自由雕像。
  这座建筑有180英尺3英寸高。室内陈列有关于美国重要人物、事件的油画和雕塑。
  国会大厦包括北厢的参议院和南厢的众议院,这两院构成了美国政府的立法部门。
  大厦内还有国会领导人办公室。大厦也被用于重要的国家仪式。
  美国国会大厦也是一座美国艺术和历史博物馆,每年访客数以百万计。


美国国会大厦|英文介绍
  Notes:
  1. Capitol [] n. 美国国会大厦 2. congress [] n. 国会;代表大会;会议
  3. dome [] n. 圆屋顶 4. architect [] n. 建筑师
  5. sculpture [] n. 雕塑;雕刻
  6. house [] vt. 覆盖;给……房子住 7. senate [] n. 参议院,上院
  8. representative [] n. 代表;众议员 House of Representatives 众议院
  9. legislative [] adj. 立法的;有立法权的
  10. congressional [] adj. 国会的;会议的;议会的