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State Capitol and Its Marble and keeping the capital in Juneau
- A recent news item in the Anchorage daily paper mentioned
that a group of Juneau boosters, chaired by Mayor Bruce Botelho,
hope to build a new Alaska Capitol building to be leased to the
state at completion. They call themselves the Capitol Planning
Commission and expect to announce a nationwide design competition
in November. A new Capitol building would replace Juneau's present
six-story Art Deco treasure. The old six-story building, its
imposing façade featuring four gracious marble columns
quarried in Southeastern Alaska, is a stately structure matching
the grandeur of the setting that is home to picturesque downtown
Juneau. - Read
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Wednesday - October 20, 2004
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