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Wisconsin State Capitol

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Identification

Wisconsin State Capitol
123350

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Structure in General

monumental hall
existing [completed]
steel
granite
applied masonry
white
beaux-arts / historism

Usages

capitol (national subdivision)

Facts

  • The dome is topped with a statue of "Wisconsin" that is exactly 15 feet, 5 inches tall.
  • This is exactly three feet and one-half inch shorter than the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.
  • It was named a National Historic Landmark in 2001.
  • Its impressive dome is the largest dome by volume built within the United States.
  • This is the third state capitol building in Madison. It replaced the Wisconsin State Capitol which was destroyed by fire on February 27, 1904.
  • It occupies a large block bounded by Capitol, Mifflin, Pinckney, and Main Streets.
  • The building is a focal point in Madison, occupying the narrowest part of the Isthmus between Lakes Mendota and Monona.
  • The City Council passed an ordinance 1966 that prohibits any future buildings within a mile of the capitol from exceeding the height of the base of columns beneath the dome.

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Location

Capitol Square
53702
Isthmus
Madison
Wisconsin
U.S.A.

Technical Data

284.42 ft
284.42 ft
268.98 ft
122.42 ft
92.00 ft
5
1906
1917
$7,250,000

Involved Companies


George B. Post & Sons

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Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • National landmark
  • Observation deck on roof
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