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After two photos of Wisconsin State Capitol and Michigan State Capitol, I am adding new one Iowa State Capitol. In my opinion it is one of the most beautiful capitol building in the nation.

The Iowa State Capitol...was constructed between 1871 and 1886. For thirty-five years before construction of the current building started, a three story brick building housed the Iowa legislature. Today's capitol is on the same grounds, and is the only five domed state capitol in the country... The front and back ones have pediments supported by six Corinthian columns each. The dome of the capitol is gilded in tissue-paper thin sheets of pure 23-karat gold, witha protective layer sealing the gold from the elements, and is 275 feet (84 m) tall... The four corner wings have the four smaller domes on top of them... The ground floor houses a cafeteria and offices; the first floor has the governor's and other state official's offices. The second floor has the senate and house chambers, committee rooms, and the state law library... (Wikipeda)

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