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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Capitol Visitor Center Transforms East Side With Unsettling Pomposity

Over time, the U.S. Capitol has taken on two very different faces. What was once deemed the back side of the building -- facing the Mall -- became a grand, ceremonial front, with the addition of dramatic stairs, terraces and landscaping that emphasized its prominence on a hill. To the east, the o...

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Over time, the U.S. Capitol has taken on two very different faces. What was once deemed the back side of the building — facing the Mall — became a grand, ceremonial front, with the addition of dramatic stairs, terraces and landscaping that emphasized its prominence on a hill. To the east, the o…

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