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In Wall Street, to your left, almost seeming to elbow its way through between the tall buildings around it, you can see the Neoclassical Federal Hall, a commemorative monument in white marble designed to resemble the Parthenon and built over the ruins of the original US capitol building, which was in New York. It was here that the US Congress met for the first time, while George Washington, in 1789, was sworn in as President. You’ll come face to face with this illustrious figure, or rather, with a bronze statue of him, at the foot of the steps to the colonnade that leads into the museum housed in the building, dedicated to the history of the United States.

 

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