Capitol Lawn Being Torn Up 26 Aug 13

Minnesota’s front lawn is about to be ripped up. As soon as this week, crews working on the state Capitol renovation project will begin taking up big sections of the green space in front of the building. It will be replaced by temporary parking lots to make up for existing spots being lost during construction. The renovation team considered shuttling employees from remote lots but found that option to be more expensive and less convenient. The plan is to create a couple of asphalt lots and replace the grass once the $271-million remodel is done in 2017.