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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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Exterior Contractor Approved

The State of Oklahoma on Monday selected JE Dunn Construction to repair and restore the deteriorating exterior of the 97-year-old State Capitol. JE Dunn Construction received the top score of the three teams that participated in the state’s competitive selection process under the state’s Public Building Construction and Planning Act. Work should begin in the spring and will be overseen by […]

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Preliminary Interior Plan Approved

The State Capitol Repair Expenditure Oversight Committee on Thursday approved a preliminary plan for restoration of the interior of the 97-year-old State Capitol building. The preliminary plan includes goals for the project and criteria that will be used to select a contractor to complete the work. Approval of the preliminary plan was the committee’s first responsibility under House Joint Resolution 1033, which […]

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Capitol Restoration Group Releases Video

The Capitol Restoration Project has released its first video, this one on investigating and planning how to deal with the crumbling limestone exterior. As the video points out, the Capitol’s exterior has endured the state’s harsh climate for almost 100 years, and it is showing its age. Age and mismanaged care have caused the limestone veneer to crumble and crack. The […]

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