Thursday, December 10, 2015

The Texas State Capitol: Austin

My family and I were able to visit the Texas State Capitol during our Thanksgiving getaway. I've been wanting to stop by at the Capitol for many times but we've always run of time. Good thing we spent two days in Austin. 
 Since it was a holiday, we didn't get the chance to get inside. So we just took the opportunity to roam around the vicinity and took some photos.
"The Texas State Capitol, completed in 1888 in Downtown Austin, contains the offices and chambers of the Texas Legislature and the Office of the Governor. Designed in 1881 by architect Elijah E. Myers, it was constructed from 1882 to 1888 under the direction of civil engineer Reuben Lindsay Walker. The Texas State Capitol is 308 feet (94 m) tall, making it the sixth tallest state capitol and one of several taller than the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C."
The capitol has 360,000 square feet (33,000 m2) of floor space (not including the Capitol Extension), more than any other state capitol building, and rests on 2.25 acres (0.91 ha) of land. The building has nearly four hundred rooms and more than nine hundred windows.