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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 3/31/20)
During March, all footing drains around the garage perimeter were installed. The backfill began on the West side and Jefferson street and will continue through April following behind the waterproofing until the backfill is to grade. On the decks, paver installation started on the upper level deck and is 75% complete. The paver installs on the lower deck will begin next month and follow South off the garage decks. On the lower level, the ADA ramp leading from the West sidewalk to the House colonnade was poured. To the South, the precast drain structures were installed from the lower deck and rough grade was established. The planter wall East of the House office building was poured along with the foundation for the South staircase support wall. On the interior, LED light fixtures are ongoing and will continue through April. Supply and exhaust fan CO monitor installations and sequencing continued with the final connections to be made after interior walls are painted.