Photos: Behind the scenes of the Capitol face-lift

Stone work
Stonecarvers worked on the exterior details of the State Capitol in St. Paul, Monday, March 9, 2015.
Jeffrey Thompson | MPR News

Construction crews are currently working on a major overhaul of the 110-year-old State Capitol building in St. Paul.

Construction superintendent Tom Madison said much of the restoration work includes the preservation and protection of existing details, including the stairway.

The $273 million renovation project, which will include everything from adding public gallery spaces to more bathrooms, is scheduled to completed in 2017.

Your support matters.

You make MPR News possible. Individual donations are behind the clarity in coverage from our reporters across the state, stories that connect us, and conversations that provide perspectives. Help ensure MPR remains a resource that brings Minnesotans together.