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Bertram Goodhue’s Nebraska State Capitol was seen as a fresh interpretation of American civic architecture. The innovative tone was set by the competition itself, written by then-AIA president Thomas R. Kimball, which did not define a plan, a style, or a material for the project. Clad in Indiana limestone, the building is an integration of both Art Deco and Neoclassical styles.