From Missouri Digital News: https://mdn.org
Capitol repairs underway
September 19, 2000
By: Seth Bachelier
State Capital Bureau
This is Seth Bachelier for Missouri Capital Caucus.
Lawmakers budgeted eight million dollars towards the restoration of the Capitol Building.
The state's Director of Design and Construction Randall Allen says the project will go beyond solving structural problems.
Allen says the Americans with Disabilities Act is not the driving force behind the construction.
But, he says all renovations will comply.
Near the narrow doors, workers paint ceilings that were not completed when the Capitol was built in 1917.
Job Superintendent Don Osborne says after the paint dries workers apply real gold leaf.
Construction workers say other than occasional strong winds, the restoration process hasn't encountered any major problems.
Officials also say construction should be finished by the end of this year.
From Jefferson City, I am Seth Bachelier.