Harrisburg Capital Rotunda
Interior, wide angle view of the rotunda of the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, state capital building. Dedicated by President Theodore Roosevelt upon completion in 1906 and architecturally inspired by St. Peters Basilica in Rome, many consider this pinnacle of the Commonwealth as the finest state capitol building in the United States. The capitol dome rises 272 feet. This vaulted dome weighs 52 million pounds. It's beautiful staircase looks like one from the Paris Opera. The brilliantly restored rotunda and Senate and House of Representative Chambers are particularly exquisite spaces adorned with marble, murals, gold leaf and stained glass.