Stairway to... : December 23, 2008

Stairway to...
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Stairway to...

Comments: 5   Views: 430   Like/Fave (15)   Iowa State Capitol
12.23.2008
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Yup, here we are inside the capitol again.

For thirty-five years before construction of the current building started, a three story brick building housed the Iowa legislature. Today's capitol is on the same grounds, and is the only five domed state capitol in the country. The building is brick with limestone from Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota, Ohio, and Illinois. Iowa stone is the foundation for the many porticoes of the building. The front and back has pediments supported by six Corinthian columns each. The dome of the capitol is gilded in tissue-paper thin sheets of pure 23-karat gold, with a protective layer sealing the gold from the elements. It stands is 275 feet tall. The four corner wings have four smaller domes on top of them. The capitol grounds used to be only a four block area, but in 1913 the legislature expanded it by 84 acres for $3 million, which was eventually used for other state buildings.

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Colin   12.23.08 7:31am  
Pfft, you don't even know how to spell "carrot"!
Steve   12.23.08 8:20am  
Jason, you might want to consider a good, brotherly smack-down session. Don't forget to post the pictures!
Jason Bradwell   12.23.08 10:43pm  
Where does my brother come into this? :P
I suppose I can smack him down tomorrow. I'll let him know it is the fault of Steve & Colin this time...
Ami Bradwell   12.24.08 6:17am  
Poor Kyle... he probably doesn't even remember Colin & yet, kyle's going to hate him now! Way to go, Steve!!! :-/

Steve Johnson   12.24.08 9:49am  
I mean you're practically like brothers! Okay, maybe I'm a little mixed up on the Bradwell family tree. It's probably hard to believe that I'd ever be confused. Anyway, swap out brotherly with the appropriate adjective. Post the pics anyway!

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