Declared as a National Historic Landmark in 1982, the construction of the Louisiana State Capitol under the direction of Governor Huey P. Long was a mark that the state was then entering a modern era. This 450-foot skyscraper consists of 34 floors and 27 acre worth of land. It was a replacement to the old capitol building that was built in 1847.
The Louisiana State Capitol building is filled with patriotic allusions. The entrance steps consist of the names of the states that were already admitted to the Union upon its completion in 1929.
The Louisiana State Capitol is the tallest building in Baton Rouge, and 7th tallest in the whole state. It has also been used as a backdrop and setting to various films.