As we discussed last week, Bing has launched a new election experience at Bing.com/election that helps you get a 360-degree view – from local to national – into Elections 2014. To coincide with the upcoming midterms, we have also released fresh and expanded aerial and Streetside imagery for over 20 cities across the United States. As you embrace the democratic spirit, take a few minutes to explore our national landmarks and state capitols on Bing.com or via the Bing Maps Preview Map for Windows 8.1.
Here are a few of our favorites.
Historic National Buildings
United States Capitol – Washington, DC
Did you know, two of the four flagpoles on the Capitol have flown flags day and night since World War I?
Independence Hall – Philadelphia, PA
Independence Hall is the location where both the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated and adopted.
North Carolina Capitol Building – Raleigh, NC
Built in 1840, the North Carolina capitol building was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1973.
The Arkansas State Capitol – Little Rock, AK
The Arkansas State Capitol was built on the site of the state penitentiary. Prisoners helped construct the building, which took 16 years.
Iowa State Capitol – Des Moines, IA
An audit following the building’s construction showed that only $3.77 was unaccounted for the entire 15 years of construction. Check out the only five-domed capitol in Bing Maps.
Colorado State Capitol – Denver, CO
In commemoration of Colorado’s Gold Rush days, 24 karat gold was used to plate the Capitol dome.
Louisiana State Capitol – Baton Rouge, LA
At 450 feet tall with 34 floors, Louisiana has the tallest state capitol building in the United States.
For those of you who aren’t in the US, you can check out the Houses of Parliament in the United Kingdom in aerial view here. You can dive into the venue map of Westminster as well.
Users running Windows 8.1 can also download Bing Maps Preview app to start exploring.
Finally, here is the full list of expanded aerial and Streetside coverage.
La Habra, CA
Colorado Springs, CO
Fort Myers, FL
Palm Bay, FL
Quad Cities, IA
Extended aerial coverage for
New Orleans, LA
Fairfield County, CT
Cook County, IL
DuPage County, IL
Champaign County, IL
Peoria County, IL
Sangamon County, IL
Worcester County, MA
Aspen Hill, MD
Macomb County, MI
Oakland County, MI
Washoe County, NV
Monroe County, NY
Nassau County, NY
Westchester County, NY
Stark County, OH
Washington County, OR
Bronx County, NY
Erie County, NY
New York County, NY
Cuyahoga County, OH
Multnomah County, OR
Davis County, UT
Salt Lake County, UT
Utah County, UT
Weber County, UT
– The Bing Team