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Illinois State Capitol, Springfield, Illinois USA
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The Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois was built on the highest point of ground in the city. Construction began in 1869. The land where the capitol was built was originally suggested by some as the burial place for Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States. But Mary Todd Lincoln chose a burial site in the Oak Ridge Cemetery west of the center of town. The current building is the sixth capitol building to have been used since Illinois became a state in 1818. The dome of the Capitol is covered with zinc. The building is the highest non-skyscraper capitol in the United States with a dome height of 361 feet. A City statutes does not allow buildings to be constructed that exceed the height of the Capitol. Springfield is the sixth most populous city in the State. The City is located in Sangamon County and is the county seat.
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