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The Rhode Island State House

The Rhode Island State House was designed in 1892 by the New York firm McKim, Mead and White. The building was constructed between 1895 and 1904 by Norcross Brothers Construction Company of Worcester, Massachusetts.
The cost to build the State House at that time was $3,018,416.33, which was an astronomical sum for those days.
Today, if the same building were duplicated, it would cost upwards of $1,000,000,000!

The building is made of white Georgia marble and has the fourth largest self-supporting marble dome in the world; the largest being the dome of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, followed by the dome of the Minnesota State Capital in St. Paul, and the Taj Mahal in India.

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