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Florida’s Capitol Complex, located in Tallahassee, FL, includes a 22-story executive tower with domed House and Senate chambers. The Historic Capitol, built in 1902, is directly in front of the tower to the east, with the House and Senate chambers to its north and south. In addition, there are three separate parking garages located underground on the complex and three state parks on the grounds of the Capitol Complex.
The New York firm of Edward Durell Stone & Associates designed the Capitol Complex in cooperation with Reynolds, Smith and Hill of Jacksonville. The first phase of the new Capitol Complex started in June 1970 with site preparation of the House and Senate’s five-story office buildings. These buildings were designed to provide legislative committee rooms and member offices.
Ajax and Hoy+Stark Architects were hired by DMS to renovate and provide upgrades to the Senate and House of Representative parking garages and also the State Parks above the garages. Read more in this article from the Tallahassee Democrat
CURRENT STATUS (as of 5/8/20)
During April, back fill continued around the perimeter and is now within seven feet of final grade. The top five feet of retaining wall is being removed during the first week of May then the remaining back fill can be complete. On the lower deck, pavers were installed to 95%. To the South side, the lower deck settlement slab and accompanying trough drains were poured. The long middle wall that extends South between both decks was poured at the end of the month. The stairs will be poured during the middle of May. Lightweight planting soil was loaded into the planting areas on both decks and will finish during the beginning of May. The first two new oak trees areas are prepped for the new trees that will be installed on May first. On the interior, LED light fixtures are ongoing and will continue through May. Once the excavation is fully back filled, the interior will be pressure washed in preparation for the painting.