I came across an article some time back and it talked about Kazkhstan was going to build a new capitol. They were going to spend 30 Billion dollars on it. The old capitol was called Almaty and the new one is called Astana. It is a catchy name.
If you needed to make a new capitol in one of your stories, what would you do different from the old capitol? What would be new? What would you spend most of the money on? Infrastructure? Government buildings? Presidential house? Religious houses? What would the lay out be? Circular? Walls of protection? or Imprisonment?
Would a secret society build the city? Would it be practical or extravagant? Would native vegetation be used, or would it be shipped in? Is the site a better site than the old capitol?
There are so many ways to look at building a new capitol. Have fun and share below in comments.