- Associated Press - Monday, April 6, 2015

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Officials estimate that it will cost $7.5 million to demolish a state official building in Topeka.

The Topeka Capital-Journal (https://bit.ly/1NOfJIA ) reports that crews are expected to begin the six-month process of removing asbestos from Docking State Office Building in May. Information posted to the Department of Administration’s website shows the building will be taken down between December and March.

Officials are tearing it down because they believe renovations of the 1950s-era high-rise would be too expensive. There currently are no plans for new construction on the site near the Statehouse.

Details about the demolition are part of a bid solicitation for a new energy service center. The center supplies cooling and heating to the Capitol complex. It currently sits underneath Docking, but the state wants to build a new one.


Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, https://www.cjonline.com



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