Virginia State Capital Building

Virginia State Capital Building: After KEIM
Virginia State Capital Building
Virginia State Capital Building
Virginia State Capital Building
Virginia State Capital Building
Virginia State Capital Building
Virginia State Capital Building
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After KEIM Granital


About This Project

 


The Virginia State Capitol is the seat of state government of the Common Wealth of Virginia, located in Richmond, the third capital city of the U.S. State of Virginia. It houses the oldest legislative body in the western hemisphere, the Virginia General Assembly, first established as the House of Burgesses in 1619.


The capitol was conceived of by Thomas Jefferson and Charles-Louis Clérisseau in France. Although it was completed in 1788 and is currently 224 years old, the current Capitol is the eighth built to serve as Virginia's state house, primarily due to fires during the Colonial period. In the early 20th century, two wings were added, leading to its present appearance. In 1960, it was designated a National Historic Landmark.

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Architect Hiller Architects
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Applicator Evergreene Architectural Arts - NYC
Type of Project Commercial
Customer Virginia State Capital Building
Location Richmond, Virginia (United States)
Regional Info

The latitude of Richmond is 37.31.58.8 N and the longitude is 77.28.1.2 W. Richmond has a humid subtropical climate with moderate seasonal changes. Spring arrives in March with mild days and cool nights, and by late May, the temperature warms up considerably to herald warm summer days. The average temperature in winter is 33 degrees and is 90 degrees in the summer. Richmond has been hit by Hurricane Isabel in 2003 and Tropical Storm Gaston in 2004.

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Richmond had the first canal system to be established in the U.S.