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The Capitol is Le Corbusier's tour de force: he began to sketch the designs for the Capitol buildings during his first visit itself in early 1951. These geometrical concrete buildings are intended to embody the essential spirit of the new city , the size and solidity of the structures denote the power of the people in a democratic state. Various models, photographs and drawings give details of the monumental buildings designed by Corbusier personally for the city, such as the: the Capitol Complex, the Museum complex and colleges of art and architecture. The Master plan of the Capital area indicates the locations of the Secretariat, the Assembly, the High Court, the Governor’s Palace (yet unbuilt), and the various monuments in the piazzas.