The Parliament Building is situated at Pest's riverbank and a symbol of Hungary's independence. The Parliament or Országház was built between 1885 and 1902, at the time the largest parliamentary building in the world. The building has a length of 268 metres and is 118 metres wide. The main style of the building is neo-gothic with renaissance influences, but the base ground plan is Baroque. It was designed by of Imre Steindl and inspired by the Houses of Parliament in London. A strong Byzantine influence is noticeable in the interior of the building, especially in the marvelously decorated staircase hall.