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The Great Pyramid of Giza. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon. The Lighthouse of Alexandria. These are just three of the ancient world’s seven wonders, certified “EPIC” by the ancient Greek historian Herodotus. Of the seven, only the Great Pyramid still stands today, a fact which has provoked many controversial new wonders lists, including structures such as Stonehenge, The Colosseum, the Empire State Building, the polar ice caps, and Jerusalem. A recent list even dubbed the Internet as wonder number five.

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Most of the world’s official hall-of-famers are far out of reach in our everyday lives, but happily, Austin boasts seven of its very own wonders…

The Texas State Capitol

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As the seat of government of the “Everything-Is-Bigger-Here” state, it’s no wonder that the Texas State Capitol Building boasts a commanding presence. At 308 feet, it towers over downtown Austin and even stands a good ten feet taller than the United States Capitol Building. It was built in 1888 with classy Italian Renaissance Revival style and “sunset red” granite hewn from nearby Marble Falls.

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