The legislative buildings are the defining structures of democracy in Canada’s provincial capital cities. Aside from being the focal point for government, they’re also a tremendous source of history and civic pride for the cities in which they reside. However, many legislative buildings are more than one hundred years old.
Saskatchewan’s historic legislative building in Regina will turn 103 years old in 2015, and time has taken a toll on the iconic structure, especially its once lustrous copper dome.
Most of the original 1912 framing and materials remain on the legislature, and the goal is to sustain the classic look of the building. The structure has shifted during its 100-plus years in Regina, and work needed to be done before something drastic happened. Some of the crumbling Tyndall stone blocks on the building’s exterior will also need to be replaced.
Wrapping the dome in a white sheath isn’t the most picturesque of sceneries, but protecting both employees and the exterior worksite throughout the harsh prairie winter is key to finishing the project on schedule.