Blog: State Capitol to Reopen on Schedule

State Capitol to Reopen on Schedule

The State Capitol Building will open on schedule after being closed since 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, for an electrical upgrade. The building was closed to remove existing electrical equipment and make the transfer to a new system. The first 72 hours were the most crucial to the outage success, as demolition crews worked around the clock to remove existing switchgear […]

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Capitol Closure Oct. 14-22

Capitol will be CLOSED Oct. 14-22 for a scheduled eletrical outage  […]

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Capitol Restoration Update

At the conclusion of the legislative session in May, Capitol construction activity significantly accelerated. A quick walk around the building and its corridors reveals a beehive of activity dedicated to restoring the People’s House. Interior Update A couple weeks after the conclusion of session, crews began tearing out the ceilings in several House member offices on the fifth floor. This work allows […]

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VIDEO: Electrical Shutdown Necessitates Capitol Closure in October

The Capitol will be without power and closed for a week in October to replace the antiquated electrical infrastructure. “As in all aspects of the Capitol Restoration project, safety is our No. 1 priority,” Capitol Restoration Project Manager Trait Thompson said. “All electricity in the building will be shut off to ensure the safety of our construction crews. The Capitol will […]

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Video: Project Update

Learn the reasons for the tarp covering the scaffolding on the north side of the Capitol and how the gutters are being repaired. Inside the Capitol, work continues in the basement and elevator shafts. Get the details by watching this video:  […]

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Capitol Restoration Update

Outside After starting scaffolding construction in late July, there are now four elevations of the State Capitol where it is completed. With the season changing from fall to winter, construction crews have begun enclosing the scaffolding in large, white tarps. These tarps allow the interior scaffolding to be temperature controlled. It’s important to maintain a temperature between 50 and 90 degrees for […]

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Video: Interior Project Update

Work has begun in earnest on the ground floor of the Capitol. In this video, Manhattan Construction’s Andrea Gossard explains how plans are to have the basement 100 percent cleared out by the end of the year. As of now, the work is three to four weeks ahead of schedule. Watch the video and get the full update:  […]

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Construction-related Changes Coming for Capitol Basement

With the Capitol now a full-time construction zone amid demolition in the basement inside and installation of scaffolding outside, tenants and visitors should be aware of the following changes necessary for construction and safety: The southwest elevator will shut down Monday, Oct. 3 until the end of 2018. To minimize elevator disruption, three elevators will remain in service at all […]

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Capitol Restoration Progress Update

Outside In mid-July, crews began installing scaffolding on the west face of the Capitol’s north wing. Large scaffolding can now be seen by passersby on Lincoln Boulevard and around the Capitol grounds. It is the most visible sign of progress to date on this historic restoration project. Interestingly, the scaffolding used on the Oklahoma Capitol was also used in the restoration of […]

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Capitol Restoration Progress Update

Over the next few weeks and months, employees and visitors at the Oklahoma State Capitol will begin to notice a definite uptick of work in and around the building. Exterior Project Over the past few months, members of the exterior design-build team (JE Dunn Construction, ADG Architecture, and Treanor Architects) have been working to finalize design documents, which is a precursor to […]

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