Is the North Dakota Capitol Building Ugly?
(Dale Wetzel/ Associated Press ) - This photo, taken Thursday, April 19, 2012, shows the North Dakota Capitol, whose main tower is almost 250 feet high. The Republican majority leader of the Minnesota House on Thursday described the North Dakota Capitol building, which is located in Bismarck, N.D., as “embarrassing” and compared it to an insurance office. His remarks came during debate in the Minnesota Legislature in St. Paul, Minn., about whether to set aside money for repairs to the Minnesota Capitol.
North Dakota’s governor has bitten back at a Minnesota lawmaker who compared his state’s Depression-era Capitol building to an insurance office, calling the critic ignorant of classic architecture.
The Capitol in Bismarck was built during the 1930s with a plain concrete and stone exterior, ostensibly to keep costs down.
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