The Texas Capitol
Completed in 1888, the Texas Capitol building stands 308 feet tall, some twenty feet taller than the U.S. Capitol Building. The building was designed in the Italian Renaissance Revival style by Elijah Myers, who also designed the state capitol buildings of the states of Michigan and Colorado. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970 and designated an National Historic Landmark in 1986. A poll of the American Institute of Architects in 2007 ranked the building 92nd on the list of America's Favorite Architecture and the highest rated state capitol building.