The Famous Building in the World(II)

The white house

The White House of the United States was established in 1800. In 1812, the United Kingdom and the United States had a war. After the British army occupied Washington City, they set fire to buildings including the US Capitol and the Presidential Palace. Later, in order to cover up the traces burned by the fire, the 1814 presidential residence brown-red stone wall was painted white. In 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt was officially named “White House.” It is located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, D.C., the White House has been the residence of every U. S. president since 1800. The building was designed by Irish architect James Hoban and it was built between 1792 and 1800. It features a neoclassical style. The White House was expanded in 1801 when Thomas Jefferson moved in. Two colonnades were then created and they were meant to conceal the stables and the storage.

The building was almost entirely destroyed in 1814, during the war. The British army destroyed the interior and charred the exterior. I was then restored and expansion continued over the years. In 1901, the West Wing was built by president Theodore Roosevelt who had all work officers relocated there. In 1948 the interior rooms were dismantle and a new load-bearing steel frame was constructed. After all these modifications, the current White House includes the Executive Residence, West Wing, East Wing, the Eisenhower Executive Office Building and the Blair House.

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