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Empire State Building, RCA Dome photos are no accident, state says

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By Aubrey Helms

Featured pictures on the state’s upgraded website are not “an accident” even though they showcase landmarks like the Empire State Building and the demolished RCA Dome.

Graig Lubson, a spokesman for the Office of Technology, says “we’ve been doing historical photos, background photos on the website for the thirteenth straight month now.”

The Empire State Building in New York City was constructed in 1931 with some Indiana limestone.

“The background picture is not an accident,” Lubson says.

The pictures were noticed by city government reporter for the South Bend Tribune, Erin Blasko, who posted screenshots on Twitter on Thursday.

Lubson says there has been “a lot of confusion in social media.”

The photographs are still cycling on IN.gov.

The revamped website went live on Thursday and is designed to improved mobile browsing, improve search functions and personalize content. The site has more than 200 online services available to users.

Aubrey Helms is a reporter for TheStatehouseFile.com, a news service powered by Franklin College journalism students.

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