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Iowa State Capitol

Grand Avenue at East 9th Street
Des Moines IA United States

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1871
  Finished1886
Floor Count4
Building Uses
 - capitol building
 - government
Structural Types
 - lowrise
 - dome
Architectural Style
 - beaux arts
 - italianate
Materials
 - limestone
 - gold
 - granite

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof275 ftIowa Tour Guide Supervisor, March 29, 2007

Description
- Architect: John C. Cochrane/A.H. Piquenard

- Length x Width: 111 meters x 75 meters

- Costs at Completion: $2,873,294.59

- The rotunda beneath the dome measures 67 feet (20.4 meters) in diameter, and the dome measures 80 feet (24.3 meters) in diameter.

- This is Iowa's second capitol building constructed. The first was completed in Iowa City in 1842.

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