There he stands, 73m (240 ft.) above ground, atop the Legislative Building's dome, clutching a sheaf of wheat under his left arm and holding aloft in his right arm an eternally lit torch symbolizing the spirit of progress. French sculptor Charles Gardet created his 5-ton, 4m (13-ft.) bronze statue during World War I. The building, a magnificent classical Greek structure, was designed in 1919 by British architect Frank Worthington Simon. The building's focal point is the Legislative Chamber, where the 57 members of Manitoba's legislative assembly meet. Outside are well-tended gardens and the 23-room Government House, home to the province's Lieutenant Governor since 1883.