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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 7/31/19)
During July, the directional bore for storm water from the House side to the Senate was completed. Concrete wall extensions were poured on the North wall by the garage ramps. The second half of the lower level topping slab was poured, completing the deck. The staircase builds will begin during the first of August. Waterproofing operations continued on the upper slab and also started on the lower level deck. The first section of trench drain on the upper level was formed and poured. Retaining wall pilings have been installed on the South and East sides of the garage. All piles will be installed by mid August. Half of the South face of the garage has been excavated to the footing and will continue around the garage once all piles are in place. The new mast arm was delivered on the 24th and will be installed the night of August 4. On the interior of the garage, concrete repairs are ongoing on both levels. Electrical conduit demo and relocation is ongoing along with the installation of new LED lighting.