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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 12/2/19)
During November, the staircase and ramp builds on the lower deck that transition to the upper deck are now complete. The build for the ramp and stairs on the North side of the House Office Building Colonnade is ongoing and will be completed next month. Granite and slate panel installation is ongoing around the upper deck and the staircase tower at the Northeast corner. The build of the supporting wall for the radius sidewalk on the upper deck began and will finish during December. In the excavation, all retaining wall tiebacks have been installed. The final excavation lift to the footing is ongoing along with the lagging. On the interior of the garage, the sprinkler branch lines are complete on the first level. The Sprinkler lines are underway on the lower level. LED light fixtures are continuing to be installed on both levels. All new supply and exhaust fan controls and CO monitors are being installed and should be complete next month.