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The present-day building, which has completely incorporated the original construction that was completed in 1800, and bears a close resemblance to St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, in Rome, and St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, is characterized by the enormous, central dome, covered in white marble and rising up on top of a rotunda, connecting the two wings that host the two chambers of Congress.

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