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State Capitol Complex
The present Capitol took eight years to complete at a cost of just under $10 million. It was constructed in three stages. West Virginia’s capitol was designed by Cass Gilbert, who also designed the world's first skyscraper, the Woolworth Building in New York City. Governor William G. Conley dedicated the new Capitol on the state's 69th birthday, June 20, 1932. Visit during the year of West Virginia’s 150th birthday!