A broad flight of 48 granite steps, one for each state of the union, leads up to 50-foot high bronze doors ornamented with bas-reliefs by Lee Lawrie.
The exterior is faced with Alabama limestone. Over 30 varieties of marble and stone were used in the interior.
The pelican - a symbol of Louisiana - decorates many parts of the building including the stairway and grillwork.
Tallest state capitol in the United States.
The capitol is surrounded by a fifty-acre park with ten miles of walks and drives. The grave of governor Huey P. Long, the driving force behind this building, is also found here.
Tallest building in Louisiana 1932 - 1969; surpassed by Plaza Tower in New Orleans.
A public observation deck is on the 27th floor.
The corners at the 22nd floor are guarded by winged figures representing Law, Science, Philosophy, and Art.
A carved frieze around the base illustrates scenes from early Louisiana history.
Inside the entrance is the huge Memorial Hall, featuring several artworks including a bronze relief map of Louisiana showing several of the state's products.
Leading up to the main entrance are 48 steps representing each of the 48 states that were a part of the union upon the completion of the capitol in 1932. Alaska and Hawaii had their names engraved in the top landing adjacent to the main entrance upon their admittance into the union in 1959.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
Louisiana's controversial governor Huey Long was assassinated in the capitol in 1935.
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