Springfield -- A renovation of the Illinois State
Capitol is nearing its end.
The project started two
years ago. Now workers are putting finishing touches on parts of the west wing
of the Capitol in Springfield.
Architect Richard Alsop says he expected lawmakers, staff and others will
moving back in the building by late September. Then it will be opened to the
Renovations will cost
about $50 million. Alsop says the project is within its budget.
The renovation includes
replacing heating, air-conditioning and ventilation systems. It also will
update the building's safety and disability access standards.
One noticeable addition
is new doors on the Capitol's west entrance. They are wood and cooper.