Louisiana state capitol

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Louisiana State Capitol Building Is the Most Impressive of Any State

Rising high above the rest
Louisiana state capitol

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America is full of amazing architecture, from sprawling mansions to staggering skyscrapers. Some of the most impressive works are each state’s capitol buildings, which often feature decor and details that represent each state’s artistry, resources and history.

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There are many impressive state capitols, but one quite literally rises above the rest. Louisiana’s state capitol building in Baton Rouge is the tallest seat of state government in the United States. It stands 450 feet high with 34 floors and an observation deck on the 27th floor. 

Built in 1932, the building’s construction was spearheaded by Governor and U.S. Senator Huey P. Long. Three years later in 1925, Long was assassinated in the very building he fought to construct. He was buried in the public Capitol Gardens on the State Capitol's grounds, and there’s a memorial statue of him in the skyscraper’s English Garden.

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The Louisiana State Capitol is among the most amazing man-made marvels in the U.S.