Bennington, VT– Gov. Jim Douglas, DEW Construction Corp. and other state officials took part in a groundbreaking ceremony for the Bennington State Office Building project on October 11, 2010. The building was closed three years ago because some people working there were getting sick. State workers are currently working in modular units next to the empty building.
The 60,000-square foot project will demolish an older section of the existing structure and gut and renovate a newer portion.
Work is expected to be finished by spring 2012.
(Pictured above: Peter Hack, VT-BGS; Bill Gallop, Maclay Architects; Mary Lintermann, DEW; Gerry Myers, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services; Alice Emmons, Chair, House Corrections and Institutions Committee; Governor Jim Douglas; Jeff Davis, DEW; Peter Wells, DEW; Ken Hoeppner, DEW and Jim Kelly, DEW.)