Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Copper Dome

 

The top of the Arizona State Capitol is crowned with a copper dome and a winged victory weather vane.  There is also some pretty copper scroll work below the gable.



Our capitol building is not as attractive as some of buildings in other states.  But, that dome does add a touch of distinction.  The building was actually built before Arizona became a state and was meant to show that we were ready for statehood.  Construction began in 1898 and it was open for business in 1901.

I recently saw a bit of trivia about that copper dome.  The copper used to create the dome is the equivalent of 4,800,000 pennies.  

9 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gorgeous detail shots Sharon, enjoyed the history of the dome also.. those blue skies are pretty fabulouso as well 😉💙

Travel said...

The copper looks great. There are a few distinctive capitals, Ohio, Florida's new capital.

William Kendall said...

Impressive!

RedPat said...

Victory looks so good against that sky!

bill burke said...

Wow, very impressive!

Billy Blue Eyes said...

That would be green over in the UK

Steve Reed said...

I'm SO glad they put the copper in the dome rather than creating another 5 million useless pennies! LOL!

Catalyst said...

Probably couldn't redo it for $48,000 today.

Amy said...

It's a very very nice building.