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Hawaii State Capitol, Honolulu

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The Hawaii State Capitol is the official statehouse or capitol building of the U.S. state of Hawaii. From its chambers, the executive and legislative branches perform the duties involved in governing the state. The Hawaii State Legislature—composed of the twenty-five member Hawaii State Senate led by the President of the Senate and the fifty-one member Hawaii State House of Representatives led by the Speaker of the House—convenes in the building. Its principal tenants are the Governor of Hawaii and Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii, as well as all legislative offices and the Legislative Reference Bureau.Located in downtown Honolulu, the Hawaii State Capitol was commissioned and dedicated by John A. Burns, second Governor of Hawaii. It opened on March 15, 1969, replacing the former statehouse, the Iolani Palace.MonumentsBurns designed the restoration of the royal palace built by King David Kalākaua and Queen Kapiolani; as part of that effort, the Queen Liliuokalani Statue in the Capitol Mall between the capitol building and Iolani Palace was dedicated on April 10, 1982. The site was once Haimoeipo, the royal residence of Queen Dowager Kalama and later King Lunalilo, who died there.
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  • Well worth having a look at - gives a really different perspective to Honolulu. The architecture is very different and it's worth having a look around at the whole precinct.  more »
  • makes since that this awesome state has such a welcoming and friendly staff that makes visitors feel at home  more »
  • In contrast to all other State Capitol buildings of the 50 U.S. States, the Hawaii State Capitol has no dome. That alone makes it already unique. Architecturally, the building offers a great variety of the Capitol buildings of other States and is not only an ugly concrete block. It fits well to Hawaii because his open courtyard is modeled after a volcano crater. In front of the building a replica of the Liberty Bell can be found also. It is a good starting point to explore Honolulu. Sorry, but the arguments of the negative reviews of other travelers I can not understand: [...] This is really a joke. Not begin pompous [...] (Anna M) "The modern State Capitol was built almost in the garden of the Iolani Palace of Hawaii and is thus this point is out of place." (Guest MS) Of course fits the building visually to the Iolani Palace, which is located directly behind it, or look not so "pompous" like other State Capitol buildings. But they all look same/similar? And modify all the skyscrapers and juxtapositions of shopping centres on the island?
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