This is an alternative cropping for the photo entitled 'Texas State Capitol'. There is hardly a prettier sight than the red granite of the Texas State Capitol building against a beautiful blue sky! And others must agree since the Texas State Capitol was ranked ninety-second in the "America's Favorite Architecture" poll commissioned by the American Institute of Architects, that ranked the top 150 favorite architectural projects in America as of 2007. In a 2008 poll by the AIA, it was also ranked the number-one state capitol. The Texas Capitol building is surrounded by 22 acres of grounds and monuments making it a lovely oasis in downtown Austin. The Texas State Capitol contains the chambers of the Texas Legislature and the office of the governor. Originally designed in 1881 by architect Elijah E. Myers, it was constructed from 1882 to 1888 under the direction of civil engineer Reuben Lindsay Walker. A $75 million underground extension was completed in 1993. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970 and recognized as a National Historic Landmark in 1986. The Texas State Capitol is 308 ft (94 m) tall making it the sixth tallest state capitol and one of several taller than the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.
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July 23rd, 2014
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