What is The State Capitol of Pennsylvania?

What is The State Capitol of Pennsylvania?

What is The State Capitol of Pennsylvania?

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Philadelphia, PAWhat is The State Capitol of Pennsylvania? - Located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania State Capitol is a National Historic Landmark.  It is a beautiful symbol of the state's heritage and civic traditions. The building reflects Greek, Roman, and Victorian architecture and art influences.

Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg

The capitol is a 5-story building with a green glazed terra cotta tile roof. It is located on a ridge above the Susquehanna River.  The building's exterior is covered with Vermont granite. Murals, sculptures, and stained glass windows surround the capitol. Some of the artwork features scenes from Pennsylvania's history. Violet Oakley paints several murals.

The Pennsylvania capitol has a five-story Vermont granite exterior. It also features a dome inspired by Michelangelo's basilica design at St. Peter's in Rome. The dome is 272 feet high.

The dome was modernized over time. The building's dome was once the tallest structure between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

The state capital is home to the House of Representatives, the lower house of the General Assembly. It is made up of 203 members elected for two-year terms. The Speaker of the House is in charge of the House of Representatives. The Capitol Building is open to the public seven days a week. There are daily tours of the building, including self-guided tours.

Sculptor Otto Jahnsen models the Capitol's main entrance doors. They are decorated with busts of important people. The capital is a replica of St. Peter's Cathedral in Rome.

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