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Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City

The Utah State Capitol is the house of government for the U.S. state of Utah. The building houses the chambers and offices of the Utah State Legislature, the offices of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, the State Auditor and their staffs. The capitol is the main building of the Utah State Capitol Complex, which is located on Capitol Hill, overlooking downtown Salt Lake City.
Utah State Capitol Building
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The Utah State Capitol has been one of Utah’s most prominent landmarks. Designed by local architect Richard K. A. Kletting, the Capitol has been home to state government since its opening in 1916.

The Neoclassical revival, Corinthian style building was designed by architect Richard K.A. Kletting, and built between 1912 and 1916. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
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Architectural style
Neoclassical Revival, Corinthian style
Architect
Richard K.A. Kletting
Construction started
December 26, 1912
Inaugurated
October 9, 1916
Historical significance
U.S. National Register of Historic Places (NRHP)

The capitol building is the centerpiece of a 40-acre (160,000 m2) plot which also includes a Vietnam War memorial, Utah Law Enforcement Memorial, and a monument dedicated to the Mormon Battalion. The renovations added a new plaza, a reflecting pool, and two office buildings, as well as underground parking. The grounds feature plants, shrubs, and trees native to Utah, as well as good views of Salt Lake City, the Salt Lake Valley and the Wasatch Front.

The Capitol’s interior walls and columns are made out of the famous Georgia marble. There are 24 solid marble columns 26 ft tall with each column weighing 5,000 pounds. The walls’ panels are made with distinct book cut panels, where four marble sheets have the same design and are reflections of each other.
Utah State Capitol
Salt Lake City Capitol Building Interior
Salt Lake City Capitol Building
Liberty Bell Replica  :The original Liberty Bell is located in the Independence Hall in Pennsylvania, but all the State Capitol buildings have a replica of it.

Rotunda’s Artwork : The intricate designs of the rotunda illustrate the life, work and accomplishments of the early Utah settlers such as the liberty flag, dancing, seagulls protecting the pioneers’ crops from the crickets, railroad construction, the relationship with the Native Americans and the mining industry.
Capitol Building Rotunda’s Artwork
Rotunda Artwork in Capitol Building
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Take a tour of the Capitol! The Capitol Docent team gives tours every hour on the hour between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays.

Address : Utah State Capitol Building - Salt Lake City,         
350 North State Street, 120 State Capitol, Salt Lake City, Utah 84114.

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