Minnesota State Capitol Restoration

  • Release Date: 12/09/2016
  • Location: St. Paul, MN

The gilded Quadriga sculpture has returned to the State Capitol.  The horses and charioteer were lifted into place on November 12.  When the building re-opens on January 3, visitors will be once again be greeted by the golden statuary.  The Quadriga (Latin for “four-horse chariot”) sits atop the Capitol entrance.   Originally installed in 1906, it was removed last Summer due to replacement of the roof beneath it.  Its condition was also assessed and it was regilded.  The sculpture, titled “The Progress of the State”, was sculpted by Daniel Chester French and Edward Potter.   The Quadriga has been atop the Capitol since 1906.

CPMI is proud to be a part of the Restoration of the Minnesota State Capitol.  CPMI is the Owner’s Representative on this $310 million renovation and repair initiative. The multi-year project focused on repairing the deteriorating exterior stone, addressing life-safety concerns, replacing outdated mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, and making more space open to the public. The construction phase of the restoration project began in summer 2013 and the building will reopen January 3, 2017.  Miscellaneous work will continue in 2017 with the Grand Opening planned for August 2017.

 Information and updates on the Capitol Restoration project can be found at: http://mn.gov/admin/capitol-restoration/. A web version of this release can be accessed here.