Working in Bismarck for a little over two years, I never got tired of going there for work and just for the heck of it.
So, I was mildly offended, and yet oddly amused when I found out Minnesota Republican House majority leader Matt Dean compared it to an insurance office during debate yesterday in the Minnesota Legislature about repairs to that state’s capitol building. Dean called the North Dakota Capitol “embarrassing” and said it resembles a State Farm insurance building. “It’s like State Farm Insurance called, they want their office building back,” he joked.
I don’t see that the State Farm building is so bad for that matter.
North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple was really not amused. Dalrymple says the Capitol is “one of the most pleasing in the United States.” He says it’s a classic example of Chicago skyscraper design and that people who don’t appreciate it haven’t studied much architecture.
Yeah! What he said!