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Texas State Capitol Building

The Texas State Capitol Building, completed in 1888 in Downtown Austin, contains the offices and chambers of the Texas Legislature and the Office of the Governor. Designed in 1881 by architect Elijah E. Myers, it was constructed from 1882 to 1888 under the direction of civil engineer Reuben Lindsay Walker. 
Texas State Capitol
Austin - Capitol dome's interior
Texas Senate Chamber
Texas State Capitol building facts :
Ø  The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970 and recognized as a National Historic Landmark in 1986.
Ø  At the time of its construction, the capitol building was billed as "The Seventh Largest Building in the World."
Ø  The building has nearly four hundred rooms and more than nine hundred windows.
Ø  The interior of the central rotunda features portraits of every person who has served as president of the Republic of Texas or governor of the State of Texas.
Ø  The Texas State Capitol was ranked in, one of the America's Favorite Architecture.
Ø  The Texas State Capitol is 308 feet tall, and taller than the US Capitol in Washington, DC
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Austin capitol building
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Texas State Capitol Building
The capitol building and grounds are located in downtown Austin, with the main entrance facing onto the Congress Avenue Historic District to the south. The northern edge of the grounds lies four blocks south of the University of Texas at Austin.

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