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Wikipedia Description: Utah State Capitol
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The Utah State Capitol is located on Capitol Hill, overlooking downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. It is the home of the Utah State Legislature, the Governor of Utah, Lieutenant Governor of Utah, the Utah Attorney General, the Utah State Treasurer, and the Utah State Auditor.
Construction on the capitol began on December 26, 1912 and was dedicated on October 9, 1916. The building is 404 feet (123 m) long, 240 feet (73 m) wide, and is capped by a dome that reaches 286 feet (87 m). The granite used was quarried in Little Cottonwood Canyon, and the dome is covered in copper mined in Utah. The original construction cost was $2,739,538.00. In 2004 the capitol closed for an extensive restoration and seismic upgrade. The capitol was rededicated on January 4, 2008, and was opened to the public the next day.
The building is the centerpiece of a 40 acre plot which also includes a Vietnam War 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 stunning views of Salt Lake City and the Wasatch Front.
The interior has three floors plus a former basement level which now hold base isolators meant to make the building more resistant to earthquakes. The captiol is decorated with many paintings and sculptues of Utah's history and heritage, including statues of Brigham Young, first territorial governor, and Philo T. Farnsworth, Utah native and inventor of television. The floors are made of marble from Georgia. Twenty-four Ionic columns line the central hall connecting the two wings on either side of the dome, each of which weighs about 25,000 lb. A chandelier weighing 6,000 lb hangs from the rotunda of the central dome. The chain supporting it weighs an additional 7,000 lb.
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2006 photos: Equipment this year: I was using all six Fuji cameras at various times -- an S602Zoom, two S7000s,a S5200, an S9000, and an S9100. The majority of pictures this year were taken with the S9000. I have to say, the S7000s was the best camera I've used up to this point..
Trips this year: Florida (two separate trips including Lotusphere and taking care of mom), three weeks out west (including Yellowstone), Williamsburg, San Diego (comic book convention), and Georgia.
Number of photos taken this year: 183,000.
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