Thu December 24, 2009
Rotunda Work on Schedule
By Tony McVeigh
Frankfort, KY – Right on schedule, a three-month renovation of the rotunda of Kentucky's historic State Capitol is winding down. Workers are putting the finishing touches on the almost half-million dollar project, which includes fresh paint and new lighting. David Buchta of Historic Properties is confident Captiol visitors will be impressed with the rotunda's bright, new look.
"In 1910, the Capitol's rotunda had almost 900 incandescent lights. Now, we've replaced all of the lights that would be adequate to that incandescent foot power, but it's more energy efficient being LED."
Next week, the rotunda's four, fully restored, original brass chandeliers will be reinstalled. The work is all part of preparations for next year's centennial celebration for the building, which was dedicated in 1910.