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Iowa City IA 52242
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Release: May 8, 2002
Regents to hear presentation on Old Capitol restoration plans
Architects and University of Iowa officials will present detailed plans for
the restoration of the Old Capitol at the Thursday, May 16 meeting here of
the Board of Regents, State of Iowa.
Bradd Brown of OPN Architects, Inc, Cedar Rapids and representatives of the
Boston architectural firm Einhorn Yaffee Prescott will present their plans
for the restoration of the Old Capitols wooden dome and bell tower,
which was destroyed by fire in November 2001, and repair of related fire and
water damage to other parts of the building. The presentation also will include
plans to renovate and restore other parts of the building, including the roof,
and to make a number of other improvements to the building, including a new
fire suppression system.
OPN Architects and Einhorn Yaffee Prescott were selected as project architects
by the Regents earlier.