- Comparing the costs of constructing capitol buildings across the U.S. is pretty revealing – take a look. All data shown is the construction cost of the original capitol adjusted to today’s dollars.
- The initial state houses in Virginia and Massachusetts were relatively modest in size and decoration compared to others.
- Check out that gap – huge costs overruns in the construction of both New York and Pennsylvania state capitols can be seen clearly when stacked up against similar sized projects.
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