Wyoming Capitol Needs Up To $60-Million In Updates
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers and administrators are examining ways to make up to $60 million of interior improvements to the Wyoming State Capitol while allowing work to continue during the project.
The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/uXM5gt ) that construction management administrator Rich Cathcart says the building is structurally fine. However, the building needs a fire-suppression system, along with updates to the heating system, electrical wiring, plumbing and air conditioning system.
The last major interior update was completed in 1980 at a cost of $7.6 million.
Lawmakers are considering building a new $70 million state office building on newly acquired land near the Capitol to accommodate year-round workers. The State Building Commission last month recommended $4.4 million to design the new building. The appropriation will be considered during the 2012 budget session.