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Its current uses include holding of conferences and exhibitions both for public and private audiences.
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Figure 7 The entrance to the main building in Boise High School [1] THE IDAHO STATE CAPITOL BUILDING 6 Idaho Capitol State Building and Boise High School Boise High School located on Washington Street is about a 2 minutes’ drive from the Capitol building. It is therefore not surprising that this building employs the same architectural design as the Capitol building. The building was designed by Tourtellotte, the same architect responsible for the design of the Capitol. The entrance to the main building in the school is characterized by Ionic order fluted columns supporting the portico. As with many buildings that are built using this style, it is symmetrical about its center. Instead of sandstone a was used in the Capitol building, the school was constructed using gray white brick. The monumental carvings on the portico show a similarity between the school’s main building design and that of the Capitol. The building has two floors and houses staff and administrative offices. Reasons for Adopting the Architectural Design The Capitol was intended to house state legislators from its inception, this therefore, meant that the building had to possess a robust and impressive look to match the status of those who would be using it. This was achieved by use of the neoclassical architecture. By borrowing from both Greek and Roman architectural designs, the building was able to provide pick the best of both worlds thus making it magnificent. The design also allows for expansion of the building when need arises as was the case in the 2006-2009 renovations that introduced the underground atriums. In the Roman architecture, the use of Corinthian order architectural designs was
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THE IDAHO STATE CAPITOL BUILDING 7 employed mostly in the building of temples, this was significant to ensure that the government officials working within the building were guided by morals taught in religion. The design also allowed the addition of structures that were specifically of meaning to those who would be using the building. The magnificent design was also meant to attract all to appreciate the beauty of architecture and also learn of the country’s history.
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THE IDAHO STATE CAPITOL BUILDING 8 Internet Image Sources 1.n.d. Boise High School. Accessed May 10, 2018. %2Fentries%2FID-01-001-0085.xml?q=type%3Aauditoriums. 2.Life, Other Than. 2018. A Celebration of Light: THE IDAHO STATE CAPITOL BUILDING. Accessed May 10, 2018. - building. 3.Spotting History. 2018. HELSINKI CATHEDRAL. Accessed May 10, 2018. . 4.n.d. Zappeion. Accessed May 10, 2018. .
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  • Fall '13
  • United States Capitol, Corinthian order, Boise, Idaho, iconic buildings, Idaho State Capitol Building

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