Blog: Construction-related Changes Coming for Capitol Basement

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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Video: The Design Process

There’s a lot of work that happens behind the scenes of the Oklahoma Capitol Restoration Project. The project is currently in the design stage. You might not know about all that happens during the design process for a project of this magnitude. To learn more, watch this video:  […]

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Capitol Restoration Bond Passes Senate

Earlier today, HB3168 by Speaker Hickman and Pro Tem Bingman passed the Oklahoma State Senate by a vote of 30-16.  The bill authorizes $125M in bond funding to complete the repair and restoration of the State Capitol.  The bill now moves on for consideration by Governor Fallin. President Pro Tem Bingman’s statement: “Our state Capitol is a treasured asset, but after decades […]

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Capitol Restoration Funding Facts

Speaker Hickman and Pro Tem Bingman have authored HB3168 this session, which proposes an additional $125 million in bond funding to complete restoration of the Oklahoma State Capitol.  Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about the measure: What is the additional $125 million for? The initial $120 million authorized in 2014 will make extensive repairs to the damaged exterior, begin […]

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Video: Women’s History Month

March was Women’s History Month, and it got us thinking about all the dedicated, hard-working women leading the Capitol Restoration Project. We recently sat down with a few of them to talk about their experiences in the industry and the importance of working on the Capitol.  […]

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Bill to Provide Additional Capitol Funding Advances

OKLAHOMA CITY – The following is a statement from Speaker of the House Jeffrey W. Hickman after the passage of House Bill 3168 today in the House Appropriations and Budget Committee. The measure, authored by Hickman (R-Fairview), would allow the state to issue up to $125 million in bonds to complete the Capitol Restoration Project, which began in 2015 and […]

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Scope of Work on Capitol Project Defined

Since the conclusion of the investigative phase of work on the Capitol Restoration Project, the interior and exterior teams have been diligently preparing to take the next step — major construction activity after the legislative session concludes. In order to get to that point, the teams have been crunching numbers and analyzing market conditions to determine the probable scope of […]

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Gov. Mary Fallin: State Capitol Must be Fixed

This following editorial appeared in the Dec. 16, 2015 edition of the Tulsa World: Oklahoma’s crumbling Capitol has been neglected for so long that repairs inevitably will be extensive and costly. Many parts of the building are in decrepit condition. We must fix it. This building, more than any other, is irreplaceable to Oklahomans. It needs and deserves repair and restoration befitting of […]

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