State Capitol Building Renovation Project

State Capitol Building Renovation Project

The Wyoming State Capitol has been under construction for a couple of years now with the completion of the project expected to be this summer. Although many think the renovation project itself is costing the state around $300 million, that is not quite the case according to Wendy Madsen, Special Projects Coordinator for the Wyoming Legislative Service Office. In fact, Madsen said that the Capitol is just one piece of a massive four in one project that the state has had in the works for almost two decades.

Madsen said that the Legislature started putting money into savings for this project in 2003 and allowing time to build up the funds needed. She also provided more details about some of the big reasons the Capitol portion of the project, was sorely needed.

During one legislative session, Madsen shared that a fire drill the day after a snowstorm highlighted the ineffectiveness of the outdoor metal fire escapes, as staff was tasked with trying to clear off the steps before they had their drill, something that wouldn’t be possible in an emergency situation. We will have more on this topic from Madsen including more on the Capitol renovation and the details on the other 3 projects, in future stories. For pictures of the construction, scroll down.

State Capitol Building Renovation Project
State Capitol Building Renovation Project
State Capitol Building Renovation Project
State Capitol Building Renovation Project
State Capitol Building Renovation Project
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