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Looking North from the observation deck, Louisiana State Capitol, Baton Rouge, Louisiana by T. E. Smith-Lamothe

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T. E. Smith-Lamothe T. E. Smith-Lamothe
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$8.00 to $743.00
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0.05 Gigapixels
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1225
Date added
Feb 24, 2013
Date taken
Feb 11, 2013
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The Louisiana State Capitol is the tallest such building in the USA and has an observation deck on its 34th floor. The building itself is constructed, like most skyscrapers, using a steel frame. In this case, Alabama limestone clads the building and the stone has bas-relief sculptures in the Art-Deco style to depict Louisiana history, culture and aspirations. Built in 1932, at the height of the Great Depression, it was a pet project of then Senator Huey P. Long (ex-Governor) who was assassinated in one of its hallways later.

There is another hand-held panorama of the southern view which I posted earlier on this gigapan site (www.gigapan.com/gigapans/123597). This northern view shows the huge Exxon chemical plant, prominent for it's smoke stacks, Our Lady of the Lake Hospital, the new Governor's Mansion, and, of course, the wide Mississippi River. This was taken on an overcast day in between rain showers.


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