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KENTUCKY'S CAPITOL

The walls and staircases are covered in Georgia marble. The floor is covered with marble from Tennessee and Italy. The 36 monolith columns, made of solid granite, are 26 feet tall and weigh 10 tons each. When the Capitol was built, no power-driven equipment was used, except for steam-powered concrete mixers, so the columns had to be harnessed into place using only human power along with a pulley system.

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