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“Home of the Colorado General Assembly”
The Colorado State Capitol Building, located at 200 East Colfax Avenue in Denver, Colorado, is the home of the Colorado General Assembly and the offices of the Governor of Colorado and Lieutenant Governor of Colorado. The building is intentionally reminiscent of the United States Capitol. Designed by Elijah E. Myers, it was constructed in the 1890s from Colorado white granite, and opened for use in November 1894. The distinctive gold dome consists of real gold plate, first added in 1908, commemorating the Colorado Gold Rush. The building is part of Denver's Civic Center area. Serving as the beginning of the Capitol Hill district, the historic building sits slightly higher than the rest of downtown Denver. The main entrance hall is open 180 feet (55 m) to the top of the dome, about the height of an 18-story building. Additionally, the official elevation of Denver is measured outside the west entrance to the building, where the fifteenth step is engraved with the words "One Mile Above Sea Level." From this step, at 5,280 feet (1,609 m), the sun can be seen setting behind the Rocky Mountains. A second mile high marker was set in the 18th step in 1969 when Colorado State University students resurveyed the elevation. In 2003, a more accurate measurement was made with modern means, and the 13th step was identified as being one mile (1.6 km) high, where a 3rd marker was installed.
Our goal is to take our boys to all 50 states and visit state capitals, and their buildings. Sorry to say The outside of the building is so depressing, they don't keep up the maintenance, or the... Read more
Well, the outside of the building is need of some upkeep....weeds... dirty.....area needs some TLC... closed on the weekends so I can't comment on the inside.... All of downtown needs to be... Read more
Went on a tour of Colorado State Capital building with is right down the street from where my daughter lives. I had just missed the tour but could walk around the building on my ours. Sargent... Read more
Colorado State Government: Capitol Building
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