The Capitol of Iowa in Des Moines

Happy New Year! I am quite late with my greetings here but as the saying goes, better late than never.To begin with my first post here, let me share an image from the state of Iowa in the United States. This state is called as the “American Heartland” and is located in the Midwestern United States.Iowa has diversified economy, culture, and landscape which makes this place very interesting to visit.

Below is an image of the Iowa State Capitol. It is the state capitol building of the U.S. state of Iowa. This building was constructed between 1871 and 1886 and is located in the state capital of Des Moines at East 9th Street and Grand Avenue. It houses the Iowa General Assembly.

thanks to a friend, Nonna for this image, She lives in this city of Iowa where the state capitol is located.

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 building is brick with limestone from Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota, Ohio, and Illinois. Iowa stone is the foundation for the many porticoes of the building. Both front and back porticoes 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, with a protective layer sealing the gold from the elements, and the top of its finial peak is 275 feet (84 m) above the ground. From its opening in 1884 until 1924 it was the tallest building in Des Moines, and probably the tallest in Iowa. more here

 
 

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