Exterior Masonry Update
Work on the Capitol Exterior Masonry Project stopped early due to the unusual December snow storms.
In previous years the masonry contractor had been able to work well into December before shutting down. Demolition of the east entrance stairs, also planned for this winter resume once the snow melts and conditions improve.
Work in 2010 will focus on completing the reconstruction of the East Entrance and stairs, and tuck pointing in the northeast quadrant of the Capitol’s base.
The roofing contractor began installing copper on the west side two years ago and completed the south roof of the Law Library this past fall. Work was progressing well on the east and when snow came. The roofing contractor will continue to work as conditions on the roof allow.
Masonry contractors continued to work on the east entrance demolition after the first snowfall in early December. The additional snowfall finally halted work.
The roofing contractor had made progress replacing the copper roof on the south and east sides. The snow has slowed progress, but the contractors continue to work when conditions allow.
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The architect who designed the Nebraska State Capitol was Bertram Goodhue. The thematic program of the Capitol was developed by Dr. Hartley Burr Alexander. Sculptor for the Capitol was Lee Lawrie, and Hildreth Meiere designed all the floor and ceiling mosaics. The building was constructed over a ten year period in four building phases. Construction began in 1922 and was completed in 1932. Total cost of the building was just under $10 million.
Capitol quick facts
- Construction started in 1922, completed in 1932.
- The architect was Bertram G. Goodhue.
- There are 15 floors above ground.
- The building is 400 feet tall.
- It is the third Nebraska State Capitol.
- It cost $9.8 million in 1932 dollars.
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