MN Capitol Renovation Progress 17 Jun 14

Minnesota’s state Capitol renovation is moving into its next serious phase, with work stretching into more public and office spaces. The Capitol Preservation Commission, led by Governor Dayton, on Monday approved the latest work package in the multi-year renovation project. When that part is complete, about 60% of the project will be done. The architectural and construction team assured the lawmakers and others on the panel that the project is on time and on budget. It is due to be largely completed by 2017 at a cost of $272-million. Elements approved include the remaining demolition and some structural work. Scaffolding should go up inside the building this year and entire wings could be shuttered. In May, lawmakers approved what is expected to be the final financial installment.