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Arizona State Capitol

1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, 85007

Arizona State Capitol
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The design of the Capitol is optimized for the desert climate of Arizona. The thick masonry walls insulate the interior, while skylights and round "bullseye" clerestory windows let heat out.

The building was designed by James Riely Gordon. It was based on a failed proposal for the Mississippi State Capitol.

The building no longer is home to the state legislature or the Governor's Office. It now serves as a state museum.

The building is made largely from materials indigenous to Arizona, including malapai, granite, and the copper dome.

The Capitol was completed in 1900.

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