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Wisconsin's Capitol celebrates its 100th anniversary this year and the Wisconsin State Journal's latest commemorative piece is this way-cool graphic that gives you a panoramic view of the Capitol.

Graphic of Wisconsin CapitolEach floor is accompanied by a short description that includes the architect's conception.

"The ground floor is not called the first floor, which can often be confusing to visitors. There is no main entrance, but many entrances on all sides. The corridors on the ground floor have little natural light and have dark walls and floors, which was intentional. The architects wanted to dramatize the rotunda, which is flooded with natural light from the windows below the dome and is painted in lighter colors."

Laura Sparks designed the project. The rest of the credits: illustrations by Jason Klein; research by Shelley Mesch and Phil Brinkman; photography by John Hart, Amber Arnold, Steve Apps, M.P. King, Phil Brinkman, Joe Jackson, Roger Turner; 360 photography by Jason Klein and John Smalley.



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