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Gov Questions Capitol Doors Cost

Fri, 06 Sep 2013 07:26:32 CDT
By: AP

A spokeswoman for Pat Quinn says the Illinois governor is "concerned" about an architect's choice to use nearly $670,000 copper-plated wooden doors as part of a Capitol renovation project. Quinn spokeswoman Brooke Anderson says the governor believes any capital projects should be conducted in a "prudent and cost-effective manner." Critics have said the doors are too costly for the state when the Illinois pension fund is underfunded by $100 billion. The ornate doors are part of a $50 million renovation project on the state Capitol building. The doors were custom-made to resemble the original oak and black walnut doors that had bronze ornamentation. The building is a National Historic Landmark. The doors that were replaced were made of glass and metal.

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