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“Great example of mid century architecture”

Hawaii State Capitol
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Reviewed September 27, 2011

Hawaii could have built their capitol building in a hundred different ways. All of which would have been fitting and appropriate for the state. When the building was built in 1969, they settled on a Hawaiian version of the then popular mid century style. One of the most noticeable items in the building are the columns on the outside. They could have put plain cement columns there and that would have worked. Instead, the columns were capped with palm trees; giving a distinctly Hawaiian touch to the mid century style of this building.

When you walk into the building, the first floor is open. You can see the state senate on one side and the state house of representatives on the other. There is a large mural on the floor with a map of the islands on it. This floor gives an appearance of openness, both visually and symbolically.

This is one of the more beautiful capitol buildings in the country.

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