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The Capitol

Postby mrsticka » Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:35 am

I'm kind of surprised there's never been a topic about the most important building in Lincoln.

If there's one building that I find unique here in Lincoln, it's the capitol building. You can see it just about anywhere you go in the city. If you're on eastbound I-80 heading into Lincoln, you can see it. If you're north of the city driving south on 14th Street, you can see it. If you're on the south end of town on US 77 going north, you can see it.

It's the tallest building in Lincoln, so that's why, I guess.

About the sower statue on top, for a few years, I didn't even know what that was. It looked like it was dancing. Pretty silly, huh?

I've been up to the observation decks on the 14th floor. The views are incredible. Anyone else?

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Re: The Capitol

Postby Brad » Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:39 am

I thought there was an old thread about the renovation, but I can't find that right now.

I know there were several photo threads over the years. I have photographed it from both the ground and the helicopter.

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Re: The Capitol

Postby nebugeater » Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:38 am

This is probably the thread you were thinking of Brad


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Re: The Capitol

Postby mrsticka » Mon Jul 25, 2016 6:39 pm

Why so there is. I obviously missed it.

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Re: The Capitol

Postby NovakOmaha » Mon Jul 25, 2016 6:56 pm

I'm not sure if it still exists but there was a rule or law or whatever called the "Capitol City Vista" that meant that no building could be taller than the capitol. Everywhere in the city had to have a view of the capitol. Rather limiting but it got the job done.

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Re: The Capitol

Postby Linkin5 » Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:34 pm

NovakOmaha wrote:I'm not sure if it still exists but there was a rule or law or whatever called the "Capitol City Vista" that meant that no building could be taller than the capitol. Everywhere in the city had to have a view of the capitol. Rather limiting but it got the job done.


Yeah it still exists.

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Re: The Capitol

Postby mrsticka » Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:14 am

Just think: If it was built an even 20 floors, it might be the tallest capitol building in the country. :yes:

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Re: The Capitol

Postby PotatoeEatsFish » Tue Jul 26, 2016 3:33 am

mrsticka wrote:Just think: If it was built an even 20 floors, it might be the tallest capitol building in the country. :yes:

It was the tallest till Louisiana decided to make an uglier version of our's.
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Re: The Capitol

Postby bigredmed » Tue Jul 26, 2016 4:14 pm

Anyone recall the reasons that it was named an architectural wonder of the 20th century? Construction methodology?

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Re: The Capitol

Postby Coyote » Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:28 pm

bigredmed wrote:Anyone recall the reasons that it was named an architectural wonder of the 20th century? Construction methodology?

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Re: The Capitol

Postby mrsticka » Sun Jul 31, 2016 3:37 am

PotatoeEatsFish wrote:
mrsticka wrote:Just think: If it was built an even 20 floors, it might be the tallest capitol building in the country. :yes:

It was the tallest till Louisiana decided to make an uglier version of our's.

And I suppose like ours, it can be seen anywhere you go in Baton Rouge? Even from 30 miles away?


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