January 30, 2013
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon legislators are getting a recommendation to shore up the 75-year-old state Capitol to withstand earthquakes and bring its electrical, plumbing and ventilation systems up to code standards. The work could cost $250 million.
“This building has been identified as a risk for earthquake damage for some years now,” said Gary Wilhelms, a former legislator and a leader of an advisory committee on the building.
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