The removal of the elevator has opened up the lobby to the Wyoming Senate gallery on the third floor.
The 1888 paint design returns the grandeur to the lobby; a restored skylight will brighten the area with natural light; and new black and white marble tiles matching the historic marble have replaced the carpeting.
In February 2018, the elevator shaft and ceiling were removed in the third floor Senate gallery lobby.
Prior to construction, the elevator blocked the view to the majestic corridor. The narrow door opening also created a bottleneck for efficient evacuation of crowds in the event of an emergency from the Senate Gallery.