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View Poll Results: Canadian Parliament vs. U.S. Capitol
Canadian Parliament 266 56.60%
U.S. Capitol 204 43.40%
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Old April 12th, 2006, 06:17 AM   #41
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The Cap is gorgeous, too....
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Old April 12th, 2006, 06:32 AM   #42
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Ya...im gonna be a homer and vote canada's, but both are awsome. I just wish there was something on the american one that broke up all the white. But i guess you can blame Canada for the white house being white
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Old April 12th, 2006, 06:34 AM   #43
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I have been in both.

Capitol has an underground monorail for emergency escape.
Library of Parliament is gorgeous.
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Old April 12th, 2006, 07:00 AM   #44
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I feel pretty embarassed to say that until this thread, I never knew what the Canadian Parliament House looked like.
I wouldn't feel embarrassed. Most Americans probably don't know what the government buildings look like in any other country except England and Russia. How many movie thrillers about WW3 narrowly averted are there in which they show views of the Canadian Parliament vs. views of the US Capitol and or the Kremlin?

I think that the Canadian Parliament represents Canada being a member of the British Empire / Commenwealth during Victorian times and the US Capitol's Greco-Roman architecture (complete with Pantheon dome) reflects the aspirations of the US to emulate the Roman Republic (it looks like the US ended up more like the Roman Empire than the Republic however).
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Old April 12th, 2006, 07:13 AM   #45
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I just wish there was something on the american one that broke up all the white.
Isn't that the point? To build something grand and imposing to show to the world that you aren't going anywhere.
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Old April 12th, 2006, 08:33 AM   #46
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I like them both.

Each is unique compared to the other.
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Old April 12th, 2006, 08:46 AM   #47
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Isn't that the point? To build something grand and imposing to show to the world that you aren't going anywhere.
Maybe it is...i dont know. Its just my opinion
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Old April 12th, 2006, 08:50 AM   #48
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I like the white personally, it makes it unique, but the subway underneath, not a monorail, is for emergency use, but also have a few stops, the house of rep. offices and the senate offices, and a couple stops in the capitol itself. When I was an intern, I was thankful to have access to it, it can be a bitch running errands on foot from the senate offices to the house of rep. ones, and it's hot as hell during the summer and when you don't feel like wearing a coat in the winter it's there. The subway is closer to the house buildings, and union station is closer to the senate ones, so it's for convenience much of it.

I prefer the US Capitol, but the Canadian Parliament building is very impressive.
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Old April 12th, 2006, 11:25 PM   #49
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Capitol building
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Old April 12th, 2006, 11:30 PM   #50
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Quote:
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I feel pretty embarassed to say that until this thread, I never knew what the Canadian Parliament House looked like.
me neither.
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Old April 13th, 2006, 08:42 AM   #51
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I vote for the U.S. Capitol.
Both are fantastic buildings but, I feel the canadian parliament looks more like a university. Whereas the Capitol has a much more unique look and doen't look like it could be used for anthing else except government assembly.
That's pretty funny. I was just thinking how similar the Canadian Parliament building looked to Georgetown's Healy Hall:

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Old April 13th, 2006, 03:24 PM   #52
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It was a style used throughout the Commonwealth for schools, government buildings and also, obviously, the House of Parliament in London. Most Commonwealth cities have some examples of the style. The old Toronto City Hall was built in a Romanesque style, but even it contains some elements of the style with the centre campanile and clock:

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Old April 13th, 2006, 03:52 PM   #53
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Probably should be compared to the Houses of Parliament in London UK:

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Old April 13th, 2006, 07:42 PM   #54
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I actually like this comparison better, as they are of totally different styles.
DecoJim nailed it on the head when he said:

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I think that the Canadian Parliament represents Canada being a member of the British Empire / Commenwealth during Victorian times and the US Capitol's Greco-Roman architecture (complete with Pantheon dome) reflects the aspirations of the US to emulate the Roman Republic (it looks like the US ended up more like the Roman Empire than the Republic however).
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Old April 14th, 2006, 04:32 AM   #55
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The parliament before 1916.

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Old April 14th, 2006, 05:09 AM   #56
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It all depends on taste.....my taste is the Canadian Parliament
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Old April 14th, 2006, 06:40 AM   #57
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What a boring world it would be if every government built structures for their legislative bodies in the same style. While I tend to prefer Art Deco and earlier styles, there are very few architectural styles that I do not like. I would have liked to vote Yes on both!
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Old April 15th, 2006, 10:01 AM   #58
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I'm a sucker for the capitol's dome and massiveness.
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Old April 15th, 2006, 02:01 PM   #59
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I like the both
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Old April 15th, 2006, 05:51 PM   #60
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The Canadian parliament looks like a university hall.

It could have been at home at my old campus of Cornell university.
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