Renovation of state Capitol exterior scheduled to begin
Ponca City Now - July 22, 2016 9:53 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Workers in hardhats are preparing to erect scaffolding on the north side of Oklahoma's nearly 100-year-old state Capitol as a multi-year project to renovate and update the building for its next century gets underway.
Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services project manager Trait Thompson says construction material and equipment are being placed along the northwest corner of the 452,000-square-foot Capitol before scaffolding is erected in about two weeks.
Thompson and officials from JE Dunn Construction briefed Capitol workers Thursday on the scope of the work and how they may be inconvenienced during the three-year, $52 million project. Among other things, all exterior windows and doors will be removed, repaired and updated.
A total of $245 million has been authorized to renovate the state Capitol inside and out.