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"The Colorado Capitol Building" State Capitol Tip by OlenaKyiv

State Capitol, Denver: 13 reviews and 18 photos

  The Colorado Capitol's dome
by OlenaKyiv

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Colorado's Capitol Building was designed with all the modern conveniences: electricity, hot and cold running water, and steam heat. It had its own artesian wells and an elevator. Tunnels beneath the building allowed water and coal to be moved from place to place without bothering people with dirt or workers.

It was insisted that all building material must be from Colorado. South Beaver Creek Granite was used throughout the building. Lyons Sandstone was used in the foundation and walls. Colorado Onyx, extremely rare and found only in the Colorado Capitol. When the supply of Colorado Onyx was gone, the basement was finished in white marble.

Finally, the dome rising 272 feet in the air, was covered with 200 ounces of 24 karate Colorado gold.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 14, 2007
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