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Utah Travel Headlines Blog

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Utah's Capitol Reopens After Remodel

Remodeling and retrofitting work has been completed on the Utah State Capitol Building in Salt Lake City. It will be officially rededicated on Jan 4 in an invitation-only ceremony.

Beginning Jan 5, members of the public are invited to participate in a series of open houses focusing on different aspects of the restoration.

The Deseret Morning News has this article about the reopening. Here’s an excerpt:

It's a brighter, cleaner building that embraces its past through restored artwork and lighting. Yet it is also prepared for the future with modern technology and a new foundation that is designed to keep the Capitol intact and strong for another century or more.

The Salt Lake Tribune has this article about the building. The Trib says:

A less visible result of the restoration project is a safer, more functional Capitol. Though the public areas have painstakingly been returned to historical accuracy, the administrative facilities are modern and flexible, equipped with state-of-the-art communications and security equipment. "Over time, things change and functions change," Hart says. "The Capitol can be modified to meet new needs."

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