Blog: Visit to the Architect of the U.S. Capitol

Visit to the Architect of the U.S. Capitol

Last Thursday, members of the project team and legislators had the honor of visiting with the Architect of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.  The purpose of the trip was to learn how we might be better stewards of the Oklahoma Capitol after the restoration project is complete.  The team also sought to understand how they tackle complex projects such […]

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Video: Trial Repairs Have Started

Restoration workers have begun trial repairs to determine what will work best and last longest with the different materials on the exterior of Oklahoma’s Capitol. This video shows several different aspects of the job facing architects, preservationists and other restoration workers. Among many other things, restoration workers are exploring cleaning methods and products to determine the best solution for removing stains and […]

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Oklahoma Press Tour Restoration Site

About a dozen media members were shown an close-up and high-up view today of the work being done on the exterior of Oklahoma’s Capitol. Capitol Restoration Project Manager Trait Thompson and Vance Kelley, with Treanor Architects, led the tour that showed the testing of different methods for cleaning and restoring the Capitol’s exterior. The testing is to find “what repairs work best with […]

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Advisory: Capitol East Entrance Closed Thursday & Friday

The east entrance of the State Capitol will be closed on Thursday, June 25th and Friday, June 26th for trial repairs on the exterior of the building. This work is being done to explore cleaning methods and products to determine the best solution for removing stains and soiling on the building in the gentlest and most effective manner.   We appreciate your […]

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Oversight Committee Approves Scope and Schedule

The State Capitol Repair Expenditure Oversight Committee on Thursday received a proposed interior construction schedule that could cause work to begin sooner than expected while reducing tenant relocation expenses by millions of dollars.   Manhattan Construction and Frankfurt Short Bruza Architects & Engineers, the construction and design firms working with the state to restore the interior of the Capitol, delivered a report […]

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New Video: Mortar Failure

The scaffolding is up and experts are assessing the damage. In this video, Julia Manglitz, a preservation specialist with Treanor Architects, explains how moisture build up behind the mortar and facade can speed up deterioration. Watch to get a behind-the-scenes look at how restoration is helping to enhance and protect your Oklahoma State Capitol.  […]

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Video: Scaffolding Goes Up; Trial Repairs to Start

The scaffolding is up and trial repairs in three separate areas will begin soon, as Capitol Restoration Project Manager Trait Thompson explained on the Oklahoma House’s Daily Update earlier this week.  […]

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Exterior Trial Repairs Commencing

Scaffolding is currently being delivered to the State Capitol and is due to be erected at three key locations on the south side of the Capitol: The southwest corner of the building, the southwest corner of the portico, and the east wing. The purpose of the scaffolding is to allow construction personnel the ability to begin trial repairs. During trial repairs, […]

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New Video: Conditions Assesment

April restoration update: Preparation is key

Since selection of the companies that will perform the repair and restoration of the State Capitol concluded a few weeks ago, a great deal of “behind-the-scenes” preparation activity has occurred. The Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES) and our construction partners are heavily engaged in the necessary planning efforts to beginning a project of this magnitude. We are taking […]

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