Blog: Advisory: Capitol East Entrance Closed Thursday & Friday

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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Weekly Update Interviews Capitol Architect

After the State Capitol Repair Expenditure Oversight Committee approved a phasing strategy on Thursday for work to repair and restore the interior of the Capitol building, the Oklahoma House’s Weekly Wrap interviewed Capitol Architect Duane Mass.  […]

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Committee Approves Phasing Strategy for Capitol Restoration

Multiple phases to be used during interior restoration OKLAHOMA CITY — The State Capitol Repair Expenditure Oversight Committee today approved a phasing strategy for work to repair and restore the interior of the Capitol building. The strategy calls for interior work to be done in multiple phases so the building can remain open throughout construction and legislative sessions can be held with minimal interruptions. Manhattan […]

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Contractor Selected for Interior Renovation

The State of Oklahoma on Monday selected Manhattan Construction to repair and restore the deteriorating interior of the 98-year-old State Capitol. Manhattan’s proposal received the top score of the three proposals submitted through the state’s competitive selection process under the Public Building Construction and Planning Act. The Tulsa-based company was among the original builders of the Capitol, which was constructed between 1914 […]

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