The idaho state capitol building 4 and accountable

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THE IDAHO STATE CAPITOL BUILDING 4 and accountable government. The use of mahogany to furnish the legislative chambers is essential for enhancing acoustics within the chambers. Instead of getting rid of the original light shafts that were in the original structure, the renovations modified these to act as conduits for electric cabling. In the third floor, the torches of justice give the JFAC meeting room a good feel but also serve to compliment the spheres of justice on either side of the staircase as one enters the Capitol. It can therefore be seen that in the structure of the Capitol, architectural designs were employed not only to give the building its robust and aesthetic look but also to compliment the functions that would be carried out within the building. The Helsinki Cathedral and Zappeion The Zappeion located in Athens and the Helsinki Cathedral in Helsinki are all examples of buildings that employ the use of the neoclassical architectural design. Like the Capitol in Idaho, the two buildings employ the use of Corinthian order columns at their entrances. Both buildings are symmetrical about their centers, a feature they share with the Capitol.
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Figure 5 The Atrium at the Zappeion [4] Figure 6 The entrance to the Zappeion [4] Figure 4 Steps leading to the Cathedral at Helsinki [3] THE IDAHO STATE CAPITOL BUILDING 5 The Cathedral however has much in common to the Capitol than when these two are compared to the Zappeion. The large central dome on the cathedral is similar to the dome in the Capitol building except for the structure at the top of the dome. The Dome is in both of these buildings supported by Corinthian order columns and the domes have skylights that let in natural light. In both buildings, access is through a set of steps before one reaches the main entrance. The robust façade accorded to these buildings by the employment of this architectural structure makes them visible from different areas. The cathedral offers a place of worship to members of the community and serves as a tourist attraction too. The Zappeion is a bit different from the two other buildings, for starters, it does not have a dome. Its atrium is enclosed by columns of the Ionic order and the place taken by the dome in the other two buildings has been left open in the Zappeion. This allows in more natural light into the center of the building. Apart from this, access to the building is led by fewer steps than is the case in the other two buildings. This building has been used for various state functions in the past such as signing formal admission documents for Greece into the European community.
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  • Fall '13
  • United States Capitol, Corinthian order, Boise, Idaho, iconic buildings, Idaho State Capitol Building

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