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Welcome to the Pennsylvania Capitol's Virtual Tour.

Before you proceed, please read the following information.

The Virtual Tour is based upon the use of "immersive imaging technology." The main visual thrust of the following project is to showcase the architecture and art of the Capitol using state-of-the-art digital photography and virtual panographic technology. The Tour will allow you the viewer to see the Pennsylvania Capitol "in the 'round" using QuickTime Virtual Reality (QTVR). In order to utilize this imaging technology you will need to have the Apple QuickTime player/plug-in installed on your system.

Please click on the link in order to download the player:

The Virtual Tour is laid out to replicate the public tour given at the Capitol. This web-based project enables the viewer to explore, in a virtual sense, the same chambers that visitors to the Pennsylvania Capitol may see, no matter the of time of day or general assembly schedule.

The tour covers the Capitol by floors. On each floor plan, look for the following rollover icons:

The rollover icon to the left is a sample of the point on a given floor plan that, when mouse clicked, will take the viewer to a cylindrical QTVR scene of the Capitol. A QTVR in cylinder allows the viewer to view a
scene in 360 degrees of rotation.
The rollover icon to the left is a sample of the point on a given floor plan that, when mouse clicked, will take the viewer to a cubic QTVR scene of the Capitol. A cubic QTVR allows the viewer to view a scene in 360 degrees of horizontal and roughly 170 degrees of vertical rotation.
This site will continue to be upgraded as new parts of the Tour are completed. Even though the main thrust of the Tour is the QTVR images, original digital photography of the Capitol is included. Please click on the "About the Tour" section to read and see more about this very special project.

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