The House’s version of the Capitol was the site of the Watergate break-in and the assassination of Richard Nixon, and a portrait of the late president hangs in the center of the main entrance, the White House.
The Senate version of it, however, was constructed to resemble a miniature version of an American home, complete with its own lobby, staircases, and even a small bathroom.
(The Senate version also includes the iconic Capitol building’s iconic dome and other elements of the historic structure.)
The White House was removed in January 2019 after a massive renovation, and now houses the State Department.
As a result, the Senate version will no longer be available for public viewing during the summer months.
But that’s not the end of the Senate’s renovation work.
“We’ll continue to build out the existing Capitol building, so we’ll be able to keep up with the needs of the people who work here and will continue to have access to the building in the winter,” House Speaker Paul Ryan said at a news conference in June.
“But we’re going to have some new additions to the Capitol that we’re not able to start with until later this year.”