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Manhattan Construction Chosen For $91 Million Repair Of Capitol Building Interior

Feb 23, 2015

Oklahoma Capitol Building
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A Tulsa-based construction company has been selected to complete the repair and restoration of the interior of the state Capitol.

State officials announced Monday the selection of Manhattan Construction as the contractor on the project. A total of three vendors had submitted proposals.

State Capitol Project Manager Trait Thompson says the interior work should begin next year and will be capped at $91 million.

Renovations to the building's exterior are expected to begin this spring. That contract was awarded to JE Dunn Construction and capped at $25 million.

The Legislature and governor last year approved a $120 million bond issue to repair and restore the nearly 100-year-old building, which is plagued with a crumbling exterior and outdated plumbing and electrical systems.

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