The architecture of the building highlights the natural landscape of Hawaii. A reflecting pool that surrounds the structure is representative of the Pacific Ocean. The columns resemble palm trees, and the 8 on the front and back represent the 8 main Hawaiian Islands. The legislative chambers are also cone shaped to represent the volcanoes that formed the islands. Finally, the atrium is open to the elements, and it's said that the sky is Hawaii's capitol rotunda.
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