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Construction at Capitol continues underground

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Work on the grounds of the Florida Capitol and its underground parking garages continues after the Senate garage was closed last May. It was shut down when its primary support girder showed signs of stress after years of water intrusion.  “The next milestone for the Senate garage is structural repair as we work to restore that main girder,” said Maggie Mickler, spokeswoman for the Department of Management Services, the state’s real estate manager. The repair work, started last month, is…

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Capitol parking garage waterproofing is ‘carcinogenic’

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Waterproofing in the Capitol’s underground parking garages now will have to removed because it’s “carcinogenic,” a state official said Wednesday. Tom Berger, director of the Real Estate Development and Management Division, spoke in front of a Cabinet aides meeting in the Capitol. The division is part of the Department of Management Services, the state’s real estate manager. The Capitol grounds now are being excavated to remove trees and topsoil that were bearing down on the complex’s underground garages. The Senate garage,…

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Florida Senate garage closed amid structural concerns

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The Florida Senate’s underground parking garage has been closed “in an abundance of caution” while work is underway to reinforce the structure, a state spokeswoman said Tuesday. The garage was closed Friday until further notice, said Maggie Mickler, spokeswoman for the Department of Management Services (DMS), which oversees the Capitol. She stressed that at no time was the garage in danger of collapse. It has been in continuous use since the building opened in 1978. “The original waterproofing system has reached the end of its…

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