New York State Archives, NYSA_A3045-78_D47_AlS3
The Assembly Chamber at the New York State Capitol, circa 1900.
What is this room used for?
Why is this room so large?
Which room is bigger, the Assembly Chamber or the Senate Chamber? Why?
There is a gallery in this room. Draw an arrow to the gallery. What is it used for?
How is this room different than it was in the photograph "Assembly Chamber, circa 1879"?
From examining this photograph, why do you think the construction of the Capitol was so expensive and time-consuming?
What factors does an architect have to consider when creating a room like this today that the architects didn't have to worry about when this room was built?
What is the job description of the Assembly?
How many members are in the New York Assembly?
Who is the New York State Assembly Speaker? Find five facts about this person.
Name a New York State Assemblymember who later became President of the United States.
Math: How many yards high was the Assembly Chamber's original ceiling? How many inches?
Science: How do arches and columns support a building?
English Language Arts: Write a letter to the Assembly Speaker on a teacher-approved topic of your choice.
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