Title

An article on the $32-million renovation of the Maine State House, started in 19

Source

Down East

Date

2-1-2005

Pages

56-61, 63-64

Abstract

An article on the $32-million renovation of the Maine State House, started in 1998 under the oversight of project architect Richard Burt, who is pleased that the facelift makes the State House look better, but not drastically different. The dark tunnel between the State House and the State Office Building now houses dioramas and granite relief panels and is one of the more dramatic improvements, along with the new main entrance. The Legislative Council Chamber has also been completely redone. Speaker of the House, Rep. Elizabeth Mitchell (D, Vassalboro) made the project her priority. No wiring or piping was exposed and the major infrastructure upgrades are largely invisible. The desk, rostrum, and dais in the House Chamber were custom-built by Wright Ryan Construction of Portland. With historical details on the building.

Subjects

Statehouse

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