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Address: 1100 Congress Street, Austin, TX, United States
, Tel.: +1 512-463-0063
, Official WWW website: www.tspb.state.tx.us
The Texas State Capitol is an impressive renaissance building in which the Texas State Government resides. It is located on the corner of Congress Street and 11th Street, in the centre of Austin
in Texas, one of the United States of America
. At the time of its construction, the Texas State Capitol was said to be the 7th highest building in the world.
The Texas State Capitol’s plan was designed by architect Myers and was built in years 1882 - 1888. The architecture of the Capitol is based on the Italian style of the 15th century. It is appreciated for its symmetric shapes, simplicity and even proportions. The dominant of the capitol is a dome with inner and outer vaults and a colonnade. It is mostly built from limestone and the facade is made of pink granite. It stands on one of the highest points in Austin .
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