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Photos: Behind the scenes of the Capitol face-lift

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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.