Saturday, May 1, 2010

Alaska State Capital

The marble used to construct the pillars in front of the Alaska State Capital is from Tokeen on Marble Island a small island off the west coast of Prince of Wales Island. Very little marble was returned to Alaska because of shipping costs, therefore, most of it was used in buildings throughout the northwest United States once it was sawed and polished at the Vermont Marble Company in Tacoma, Washington.

3 comments:

Linda said...

So many beautiful colours in the marble.

Kcalpesh said...

Wow, those pillars look really amazing on the structure!

You've captured the shot really very beautifully!

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Small City Scenes said...

Very interesting about the marble. I like the shot. MB