• Capitol renovation includes $669,608 for three doors

    by  • September 4, 2013 • News

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The $50 million renovation of the Illinois Capitol building includes three copper-covered wooden doorways that cost $669,608. capitol bldg

    State officials released the price tag for the doors Wednesday in response to media inquiries more than a week ago. They had first said the cost could not be itemized.

    Capitol architect J. Richard Alsop III says materials and fabrication made up $535,808 of the cost and installation and engineering make up the rest.

    Alsop says the doors give the building a “desired and appropriate historical fabric.” A spokesman for House Speaker Michael Madigan explained the cost by noting that the building is a national landmark.

    The $50 million project is being paid for with construction bonds. It includes replacement of heating and air-conditioning and bringing the building up to current safety codes.