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
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.