BARBARA LA VALLEUR: Photo Gallery — Minnesota State Capitol

Take a look at the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul, which has been undergoing a comprehensive preservation effort since 2013, the first since it opened in 1905. The Capitol Restoration Project returns the Capitol to architect Cass Gilbert’s original 1905 vision. There will be new and expanded space, for public use, tours and school educational programs. After 100 years of service, the Capitol building had reached a critical deterioration point with a crumbling exterior, antiquated infrastructure and inadequate life safety systems. The project will be fully complete, and a public Grand Opening celebration will be held in August. Edina, Minn., photographer Barbara La Valleur was at the Capitol recently, and this is what she saw.

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