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Legislative Building

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c5mjb wrote a review Apr 2019
Wake Forest, North Carolina1,315 contributions157 helpful votes
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I visited here with a friend to go see our state representative in his office, who is co-sponsoring a bill. While we were there, we visited some reps from other districts to listen to their views on this matter. This is a sleek modern building, unlike the original capitol building, which is a historic landmark but not where the house and senate meet anymore. You have the typical security checkpoint at the entrance, with metal detectors, x-ray, etc. and a posted code of conduct. It can get pretty crowded with all the school groups visiting and some of the activist groups lobbying. We sat in the gallery for when the house of representatives went into session. There is limited seating and some standing room up there; handicap access is OK. For when you get hungry, there is a cafeteria in the basement, which is open to the public. The food is good, if not much variety on the menu, there is also a salad bar, sold by weight. Prices are good. There is a cashier when you are done with your selections and ready to sit down, who totals up your tab, and then you pay upon exiting, after bussing your own table. If you are a North Carolinian, this is a good place to see how state government works (or doesn't, lol). It is a modern facility, and you can look up bills in process or ask to get them printed out if you want to read them. It is located right across from both the state science and history museums, both also free admission and great places to visit.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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31HomeGames wrote a review Jul 2018
Charlotte, North Carolina1,407 contributions388 helpful votes
The home of the NC senate and House of Representatives is a striking building. It was built in 1963 and designed by famed architect Edward Durell Stone. Stone also designed Radio City Music Hall, the Kennedy Center, and the sister office towers Chicago’s Aon Center and Toronto’s First Canadian Place. The building is open to the public and tours can be arranged. When you enter there is a n eye catching, wide red carpeted staircase that takes you from the first floor directly to the third floor and the visitor galleries to the two chambers. You can view them through the glass walls and doors even when not in session. There are outdoor plazas on the corners of the third floor. There are smartly designed small round skylights in these plazas which provide bright but diffuse light to the open areas below on the first floor. The second floor has a large reception area between the two chambers highlighted by massive brass doors to each chamber. We did not take a guided tour but found that the staff in the building was very friendly and more than happy to answer our questions and provide interesting additional information about the building.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Mingalaba2804 wrote a review Dec 2017
Raleigh, North Carolina15 contributions2 helpful votes
The food is alright, not anything fancy. Not enough items to choose from, seems the same food items sold on the same day of the week.
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Date of experience: December 2017
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Dennis B wrote a review Dec 2017
Raleigh, North Carolina53 contributions19 helpful votes
Please come to visit soon, if you're only experience here was when you were a kid, you need to come back. If you visit on January 10, you'll find many Legislators here. If you are from North Carolina, this is Your building, and Your Representatives and Senators work here. Check it out when you are visiting the downtown museums and other attractions.
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Date of experience: December 2017
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zetaspeechlady wrote a review Dec 2017
Greenville, North Carolina524 contributions61 helpful votes
We came here on a class field trip. It was great having a tour guide to help us understand the design of the building and what activities occur here. Very educational! Every student should your this place!
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Date of experience: December 2017
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