Everything is Big

Texas State Capitol, Austin TX

In keeping with Texas’ well known slogan its State Capitol building in Austin is indeed the largest in the country. Despite its size, the interior isn’t as elaborate as many other state buildings we’ve visited, although the several stories of space under its giant dome is quite impressive.

We also found all of that real estate, 360,000 square feet of floor space and nearly 400 rooms, mostly empty – except for us visitors of course. That’s not really surprising considering the Texas Legislature only meets every other year and then for only 140 days in regular session.

Texas Legislature, Austin

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7 Comments on “Everything is Big”

  1. REWahoo May 8, 2012 at 4:23 pm #

    The reason “the Texas Legislature only meets every other year and then for only 140 days in regular session” is based on a profound mistrust of elected officials by those who wrote the state constitution. Less time in session = less opportunity to do damage.

    • Brian May 8, 2012 at 4:26 pm #

      Yup. I considered expanding on that point but figured I’d just let everyone come to their own conclusions.

  2. IshitaUnblogged May 8, 2012 at 5:29 pm #

    360,000 square feet of floor space? That’s huge!

  3. Marcia Clarke May 8, 2012 at 9:42 pm #

    That is a really nice shot of the chambers.

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