The Capitol Christmas Tree 2011 in Olympia WA is proudly displayed in the Legislative Building located in the center of the Capitol campus.
The Legislative Building features the Capitol dome, which is 278 feet tall and can be seen from all parts of Olympia. The building was completed in 1928, however Washington had been a state for 39 years prior to its completion. It took that long for the decision to be made that Olympia should be the state capitol.
Washington State is the 42nd state. To recognize this, there are 42 steps leading to the entrance of the Legislative Building. In the rotunda hangs a chandelier, that if put on its side, could fit a Volkswagen Beetle.
In 2004, the Legislative Building was renovated, and as part of that renovation, 144 solar panels were installed on the roof, making this the most solar panels on a capitol in the US.
For more interesting facts about the Capitol of Washington State, visit http://www.des.wa.gov/services/facilities/CapitolCampus/Pages/CapitolFacts.aspx.
Be sure to visit the Capitol Christmas Tree of 2011 in Olympia WA.
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