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The South Carolina State House Capital Building

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The South Carolina State House is the state capitol building of the U.S. state of South Carolina. The building Houses the South Carolina General Assembly, and housing the offices of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, it is located in the capital city of Columbia near the corner of Gervais and Assembly Streets.

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Construction on The building began in 1851, but the original architect was dismissed for fraud and dereliction of duty.� Soon thereafter, the structure was largely dismantled because of defective materials and workmanship. Work on the redesigned structure began in 1855, slowed during the Civil War, and was suspended in 1865 as Sherman\\\'s Union Army entered Columbia on February 17. Although several public buildings were \\\"put to the torch\\\" when United States troops entered the city, the capitol building was not.

The structure was, however, damaged by artillery and smoke from the burning of adjacent structures. The building was finally completed in 1907. The current State House weighs more than 70,000 tons and has 130,673 gross square feet. The building is approximately 300 feet long, 100 feet wide and 180 feet tall. Today, the copper-domed granite building wears six bronze stars to mark wartime shell/cannonball hits.

The building was controversial during the 2000 U.S. presidential campaign for flying a Confederate battle flag.

The Capital has undergone two major renovation projects. The first occurred from 1959 through 1969. The planning phase for the second renovation occurred from 1991 to 1995. The second renovation addressed a number of problem areas that were not addressed during the first renovation and modernized The building.

The renovation began in 1995 and lasted until mid 1998. The work balanced the need to meet modern code requirements and improved efficiency against a respect for historic form and appearance. The total cost of the project was approximately $48,000,000. The State House was reopened on August 22, 1998.

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