State Capitol of Austin, Texas at Night 2 Inch Square Magnet
The location of this image is Austin, Texas, United States. Copyright: Thomas Northcut
The Texas State Capitol is located in Austin, Texas , and is the fourth building to be the house of Texas government in Austin. 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 , 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. The Texas State Capitol building is 308 ft (94 m) tall.
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