Capitol Update | Nebraska State Capitol

Flag Pole Restoration

By Roxanne Smith | April 25, 2010

It is the goal of the Office of the Capitol Commission to restore and reuse original components of the Capitol whenever possible. The removal of the original flag poles from the exterior of the two legislative chambers to accommodate tuckpointing and copper roof installation provided the opportunity for OCC staff to restore these important original … Continued

Commissioners View Albion Planning Project

By Roxanne Smith | April 25, 2010

Capitol Commissioners Governor Dave Heineman, at the podium, and UNL College of Architecture Dean Wayne Drummond helped Albion Mayor Paul Hosford unveil the plans UNL Professor Martin Despang’s students developed for revitalizing Albion’s downtown area. Following their opening remarks, the Governor and Dean, along with students and Albion community leaders viewed the plans and models … Continued

Capitol Staff Recognized

By Roxanne Smith | April 25, 2010

Office of the Capitol Commission staff have been honored for outstanding service by Administrative Services. At a Quarterly Recognition Ceremony on January 22, 2010, the Carpentry and Grounds Shops received recognition. A Tourism Aide with OCC was honored for her public service at a ceremony in July of 2009. Doni Peterson, Deputy Director of Administrative … Continued

Exterior Masonry Update

By Roxanne Smith | April 24, 2010

Work on the Capitol Exterior Masonry Project stopped early due to the unusual December snow storms. In previous years the masonry contractor had been able to work well into December before shutting down. Demolition of the east entrance stairs, also planned for this winter resume once the snow melts and conditions improve. Work in 2010 … Continued