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Denver Capital Buiding, Denver Colorado
Welcome to the Denver Capital Building. This place is a sight to see. It does not matter if you are inside or outside, it is beautiful. Do yourself a favor and take the stairs all the way to the top and check out the roof. If that scares you, take a look at the photo of the gold dome roof we took.
The official elevation of Denver is measured outside the west entrance to the building, where the fifteenth step is engraved with the words "One Mile Above Sea Level." From this step, around dusk, a magnificent view of the sun setting behind the Rocky Mountains can be taken-in at 5,280 feet (1,609 m). A second mile high marker was set in the 18th step in 1969 when Colorado State University students resurveyed the elevation. Finally, in 2003, an even more accurate measurement was made with modern means and the 13th step was identified as being one mile (1.6 km) high where a 3rd marker was installed.
The interior of the building uses copious amounts of Colorado Rose Onyx, a rare rose marble from a quarry near Beulah, Colorado. The amount used in the building consumed the entire known supply. White Yule Marble from the quarries near Marble, Colorado was also used throughout the capitol for the floors. Many designs have been found in the marble including an image resembling George Washington and another of Molly Brown.
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