Defining the western edge of Hofgarten is the Bavarian State Chancellery Building. Inside of Bayerische Staatskanzlei are the agencies and the chancellery staff serving the Minister-President of the Free State of Bavaria. The High Renaissance design by architect Ludwig Mellinger features a 171 foot copper dome. The two glass wings resemble greenhouses. The equestrian statue is a memorial to Otto I, Duke of Bavaria. Redhead established the House of Wittelsbach in the 11th century. This family dynasty of Bavarian rulers lasted over 850 years.