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Old March 24th, 2007, 06:07 AM   #41
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Wisconsin's is the coolest in my opinion because of its location. It sits on the high point of an isthmus between two rather large lakes, and the city is built around it. It also has the largest dome out of all of them. It's only a couple of feet shorter than the national capitol.

If you don't already know it, click here for the map and aerial shot:
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I had the distinct impression that the Texas state capitol had the largest dome outside of the Federal DC one...
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Old March 24th, 2007, 06:09 AM   #42
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it's too bad that the capital of Florida is really the tall building in back of the smalled domed building. (that's the old capital and the tall one is the new). The small building looks so much nicer than the new one.
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Old March 24th, 2007, 08:20 PM   #43
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Indiana, our state capitol building could easiely be mistaken for any other capitol building,
except the fact that we belive in covering golden domes.
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Old March 28th, 2007, 06:57 AM   #44
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in terms of golden domes, i love Mass. But the all time best for me is CT. Honerable mention to NY. But my favorite domed one, easily is Rhode Island
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Old April 14th, 2007, 06:34 AM   #45
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on wikipedia it says "George Washington, who had argued vigorously for Annapolis to become the permanent home to the United States Capitol, had a strong attachment to the Maryland state house and instructed Pierre L'Enfant to model the dome of the Capitol building in Washington DC after it." this means that really, the capitol buildings designed from the capitol in DC were really designed from the capitol building of Maryland. just thought i would share
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Old April 14th, 2007, 07:50 AM   #46
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The picture of the nevada capitol is OLD.


This is a newer picture;


And I seriously think they should build a new one , considering that the state is experiencing so much growth, the current state house may not be big enough to accomodate the growing number of staff.
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Old April 15th, 2007, 05:36 AM   #47
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Here is my picture of California Capitol from a different angle:



It is indeed a Roman classical architecture. I don't think that a lot of capitols look alike because architects wanted them to be a copy of Washington Capitol. It rather has to do with the architectural style that was common in the middle of 19th century in America.

However, Louisiana, Nebraska, North Dakota, and especially Oregon capitols look creepy. They look more like Mormon temples than State capitols Creepy.
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Old April 15th, 2007, 05:44 AM   #48
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Hawaii's capital building is by far the most unique one. The building is surrounded by water and the shape give it a touch that is un-American.







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Old April 17th, 2007, 12:48 AM   #49
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I'm partial to the Louisiana State capitol.

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Old April 18th, 2007, 09:10 PM   #50
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The Alaska state capitol is actually suppossed to be replaced, however it has been delayed repeatedly by calls to move the capitol from Juneau to the Anchorage area. Its too hard to travel to Juneau in the winter, the city can only be accessed by air or ferry, and those are both very unreliable here in southeast Alaska. Even if a road were built from here in Haines to Juneau it would frequently be closed in the winter due to the weather.
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