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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 1/3/20)
During December, work on the ramp and stairs on the North side of the House Office Building Colonnade continued. Next month the ramp will be complete. Granite and slate panel installation continued around the upper deck staircase tower and north wall. The radius sidewalk along the North exit ramp wall was poured halfway and will be finished during January. Around the perimeter, the excavation has reached the footing on all sides. The South wall has been prepared to receive the waterproofing. The East and North wall prep has begun and will continue in January. The waterproofing will start on the South wall and continue counterclockwise around the building until finishing on the West. The excavation will be back-filled as the waterproofing progresses. On the interior, the sprinkler lines are complete on the first level. The Sprinkler lines installation is continuing on the lower level. The LED light fixture install is ongoing on both levels.