If you’re thinking of adding a cupola to your building, you can gain inspiration from these stunning cupolas worth a visit. Even if you can’t travel to these many locations, do some research and explore photos to get lost in the world of cupolas!
3 Notable Cupolas in the United States
Perhaps one of the most recognizable cupolas in our country is located on one of the most important buildings, the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington D.C. The dome located on top of this building has the Statue of Freedom on top, which symbolizes American values such as freedom. Many American citizens don’t even know this dome is considered a cupola!
2. Independence Hall, Philadelphia, PA
Another government-owned building, Independence Hall also features a cupola. This building holds historical significance as the birthplace of the Declaration of Independence. On top of the building’s cupolas is a sculpture of William Penn, the founder of the Commonwealth of PA.
3. Harvard University - Memorial Hall
The Harvard University campus has several unique architectural elements to explore, including a cupola atop Memorial Hall. This stunning cupola features a windowed design, adding character the campus.
Once you start paying attention, you’ll see cupolas located all around you. You may find them on homes, barns, gazebos, and other structures throughout your community. In addition, pay attention and explore commercial cupolas too on buildings such as post offices, government buildings, and places of worship.