Visitors to the Minnesota State Capital will be amazed at the changes they will see in two years when an over $200,000,000 restoration project is completed.
State Representative Gene Pelowski says there will be a massive loss of office space with the revealing of lots of space that has been concealed from the public since as long as the 1940s.
Pelowski says even new elevators and an expanded great hall will be noticeable.
The restoration will mean that lawmakers will have to vacate the capital this summer temporarily. They continue to debate a provision tucked in a bill at the end of the 2013 session that calls for construction of a new office building and parking ramp costing an estimated $90,000,000.