Capitol’s preservation and restoration
To the Editor:
The Minnesota State Capitol is a historical landmark dominating downtown St. Paul since 1905. For more than 100 years this structure, designed by architect Cass Gilbert, has been home to the state’s legislature and in past years to many other state government offices. Thousands pass through the “Peoples Building” each year in awe of its historic elegance and to observe government in action.
For years I have worked for the preservation and restoration of our unique Capitol. Last Wednesday on “NW City Politics: In the Know with Juanita,” the first episode, in a two part series focused on the current efforts, aired. I invite you to tune in Wednesday, January 23rd at 8:30pm on Channel 19 to view the second part of my conversation with our wonderful host Juanita Hoffe.
You’ll learn about the work being done to make sure this icon of Minnesota’s history stands strong for another hundred years. We’ll also talk about modernizing the Capitol’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.
Minnesotans are committed to this building. I hope you’ll tune in Wednesday to hear about this magnificent structure and the action we’re taking now to preserve it for future generations. If you don’t catch the show, watch the full series online by visiting bit.ly/S81BED (Episode 1) and bit.ly/VqvGwq (Episode 2).
As always, the Capitol is open to the public and we would love to have you visit.
Ann Rest is the State Senator in District 45, which covers Northeast Plymouth, New Hope and Crystal.