Capitol Preservation Commission
Minnesota lawmakers have been told that a final decision on a new Senate Office Building must be made within weeks or a related renovation of the state Capitol will cost more and take longer.
Drawn from a quarry in north Georgia and then meticulously carved in Toronto, the gleaming white marble for the Minnesota Capitol exterior travels quite the path before crews restoring the building put the stone into place.
Top Minnesota officials on Monday approved the design and work plan for a state Capitol restoration that will touch every corner of the historic building and cause construction headaches along the way.
The long process of repairing the exterior stone on the Minnesota State Capitol is getting underway.