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Florida Historic Capitol: Capitol Center Complex

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Florida Historic Capitol: Capitol Center Complex

Location: Tallahassee, Florida

Client: Department of General Services

Project Scope: Urban Design
Landscape Architecture

Architect: Herschel Shepard & Associates

Project Size: 7.5 acres: Historic Capitol
12 blocks: Capitol Center Complex

Executed by Frederick Halback as Founder & Senior Principal of Herbert-Halback, Inc.

Project Description & Challenge

Joined by wide angled pedestrian entrances from the House and Senate, and a grand civic space between the old and new Capitol provides the citizens of Florida the opportunity to embrace the freedoms of assembly and speech. The complex serves as a setting for State ceremonies, historic elements and landscapes. Included around the complex are roadway, parking and landscape improvements that unify the Capitol streetscape with the downtown area.


Providing a new setting for the State capitol, Frederick Halback successfully linked the restored 1902 beaux-arts historic State capitol with the new 1978 neoclassicism complex.

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