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Texas State Capitol- Aug 14, 2010 (under construction) | by Arman Jones
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Texas State Capitol- Aug 14, 2010 (under construction)

The Texas State Capitol is located in Austin, Texas and is the fourth building in Austin to serve as the seat of Texas government. It houses the chambers of the Texas Legislature and the office of the governor of Texas. It was originally designed in 1881 by architect Elijah E. Myers, who was fired in 1886,[3] and was constructed from 1882–88 under the direction of civil engineer Reuben Lindsay Walker. A $75 million underground extension was completed in 1993. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970 and recognized as a National Historic Landmark in 1986.[2][4] It is the largest, but not the tallest, state capitol building in the United States. The Texas state capitol is 308 ft (94 m) tall

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Taken on August 14, 2010