Alfred Piquenard http://wuis.org en Capitol Renovations Aim For Historical Look http://wuis.org/post/capitol-renovations-aim-historical-look <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In Springfield, the west wing of Illinois' Capitol building is nearing the end of a two-year, $50 million renovation.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Workers are putting on the finishing touches. Everywhere you look, you see a balance between modern building requirements and historical details.</span></p><p>The door handles are flipper style — that's easier to use for people with disabilities — but they're cast with the state seal. There are lighted emergency exit signs, of course, but they're in an old-timey font.</p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 22:22:14 +0000 Brian Mackey 7900 at http://wuis.org Capitol Renovations Aim For Historical Look