What is falling from the Capital?

At least it's not hair

Posted Jan 25, 2010 @ 01:56 PM
Last update Jan 25, 2010 @ 03:07 PM
Officials have closed off the west entrance to the state Capitol this week after a piece of limestone crashed to the ground over the weekend.

A fist-sized piece of limestone fell off the west side of the Capitol building Saturday, secretary of state spokesman Henry Haupt said today. The piece likely fell off because of freezing weather during the last few weeks, he said.

A team of brick masons is expected to inspect the area tomorrow for any further damage and also will look at the entire limestone section of the building, Haupt said. The inspection will cost $1,100 and take about a week to complete.

The west entrance -- connecting the Capitol and neighboring Stratton Building of state government offices -- will reopen next week if the inspection doesn't reveal more significant problems, Haupt said.

House lawmakers return to work for session next Wednesday, Feb. 3.


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