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Location 3: Capitol Building

Problem: A fire destroyed the dome on the Capitol Building
Task: Build a bigger, better dome
Purpose: To make Char County proud of its government
Size: Extra tall (280 feet high)
Budget: $15 million


Special Notes: "Whose bright idea was it to build our dome with wood? Some careless person dropped a match last week. Now our historic building is nothing but a crumbled, charred mess. I want you to build me a solid, fireproof dome that can support itself. I want the dome to be so tall and elegant that people from every corner of Char County can see it!"
-- Governor, Char County

That's a tall order from the governor, but you're up for the challenge. Now you must decide between two materials. You can build the new dome with concrete, which is a very cheap, but very heavy, material. Or you can build it with steel, which is very strong, but more expensive than concrete. Remember: mind your budget!


Concrete Steel
Concrete Steel

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