After walking down the long marble lined hallway of the Illinois State Capitol Building in Springfield, we reach the central rotunda and look up. There is a central large bronze statue that prevents you from being in the exact center and I wish I had my Tilt-Shift lens with me to get around it. The rotunda is over 350 feet tall with a dome that is 92.5 feet wide and has a base of solid bedrock 25.5 feet below the surface. The building was started in 1868 and completed for $4.5 million. There is a large ring of Stained Glass windows near the base of the top dome and an Oculus window with the old State Seal of Illinois.