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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 12/4/2018)
During November, pavers continued North from the Mezzanine deck and made it to the Monroe Street driveway. Paver installation will continue into December. The granite stone paneling and slate base along Madison Street, Monroe Street and the North retaining wall is complete. The exterior guardrail along Adams Street is installed along with the precast caps. The railing gates and guardrails for Madison Street and the North retaining wall is expected to be on site towards the end of December. Relocation of the guardhouse was successful and will be hooked up to power over the following month. The foundation for the small retaining wall bordering the Historic capitol lawn was poured. The remaining portion of the retaining wall, along with the stairs and ADA sidewalk will be installed during December. On the House garage, soil and precast removal began on the decks. On the interior, the sprinkler piping has been removed and electrical conduits are being relocated for the structural repairs.