Jeremy Anderson repairs a security camera at the Capitol in Salt Lake City on Wednesday.
Completed in 1916, two decades after Utah became the 45th state in the U.S., the Capitol took 3 ½ years to build at a cost of $2.7 million — approximately $240,000 over budget. At the time, architects included such modern features as elevators and electric lighting in the plans. Over time, new artwork was added to the halls and buildings were constructed on the grounds. In 2008, workers completed a $250 million renovation project to earthquake-proof the building and restore some of the public spaces to their original appearance.