State Capitol renovation costs up an additional $34 million; now over $300 million

Legislators will be asked to approve even more money for the ongoing renovation of the state Capitol, as $34 million was added to the potential price tag on Wednesday.

Total cost of the work is now up to $307 million, the Star Tribune says.

Much work on the 109-year-old building has been done, and continues, to fix up the building, address safety concerns and update systems.

Among the new costs approved today by them State Capitol Preservation Commission, according to the paper, are:

  • $2.4 million for modifications to Aurora Ave.
  • $400,000 for reopening the South Loggia, a balcony
  • $900,000 for decorative painting
  • $100,000 for a bus loading plan
  • $6.2 million contingency fund for security

Gov. Mark Dayton said the extra spending is important to properly finish the work for the building, so it lasts another century.

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