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Architects Discuss Renovating Docking State Office Building

KSAL StaffJune 2, 2016

State officials say they are meeting with architects to discuss plans for renovating the Docking State Office Building in Topeka.

A legislative committee heard testimony Wednesday that options for the building including a complete renovation or removing several of the building’s dozen floors.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports architect Keith Blackburn said a complete renovation would cost about $84.5 million. Reducing the building to four stories would cost $49.1 million, while three floors would cost $44.7 million and making it a single-story building would cost $30 million.

Blackburn said under either option, the state will have to do abatement work to remove asbestos and lead paint.

A majority of the hundreds of state employees who work in the building will be moved to another state building through spring 2017.

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