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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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  • We were fortunate enough to have a guided tour. Beautiful building, but the history and facts given us by our guide were what really made it come alive.  more »
  • We were told by staff at Iolani Palace of the location of the is building after we finished our tour. We took the short walk across and the building certainly is in contrast to the historic buildings ...  more »
  • I find it nice to have a different Capitol that is intended to represent a volcano by the appearance. For me, it fits into the Palace world trappings.
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