Incredibly detailed, fun to assemble and beautiful to display. This 132 piece U.S. Capitol building 3D Puzzle is authentic in detail, museum quality, with no glue required. This puzzle is easy to assemble with sturdy construction. Makes a great souvenir. 16.34" W x 7" D x 13.19" H. Appropriate for ages 5+.
The United States Capitol building is located in Washington, DC on top of Capitol Hill at the eastern end of the National Mall. It is among the most symbolically important buildings in the nation. In 1792, Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson and President George Washington proposed a design competition to solicit designs for the Capitol. The prize was to be $500 and a city slot. Unfortunately, none of the plans submitted within the time frame of the competition were satisfactory, and that none were chosen. A late entry made by William Thornton, an amateur architect, was praised by both Thomas Jefferson and President Washington, who were enamored with its "Grandeur, Simplicity, and Beauty".