The Wyoming Capitol is closed to the public during the restoration project. The Wyoming Capitol Square Project centers on the restoration of the Capitol, which is a National Historic Landmark, and includes the rehabilitation of the adjacent Herschler Building. This complex multi-year project will preserve the historic character of the Capitol, improve public access to the political process, and address needed life safety and building systems deficiencies.
Behind the scaffolding, restoration of the sandstone and metal entablature on the west wing of the Capitol is almost complete. Workers have started to remove the scaffolding on the north side of the west wing. Later in April, the scaffolding will migrate to the east wing of the building. The restoration of stone and the entablature on the west wing is a significant milestone for the project. The move of the scaffolding will reveal the repaired stone which will appear lighter in color. The repaired and replaced stone will weather over time to match the rest of the building.
The Capitol Building Restoration Oversight Group met on May 2, 2017 to consider issues related to Capitol design, Herschler Building design, Capitol Extension design, site design, and potential change items.