Seventy years after a large chandelier was removed from the Kansas Statehouse rotunda, workers will install a new one.
Statehouse Architect Barry Greis (grys) says the new fixture is expected to arrive Monday at the Capitol. It was built by a St. Louis company working from historical photographs.
Greis says workers expect to assemble the chandelier and hoist it into place Tuesday. It will hang from the inner dome.
The installation is a small part of the ongoing, 12-year renovation of the Statehouse. Work on the interior is expected to be finished by October.
The old chandelier was removed in 1942 and, according to an Associated Press report, sent to a scrap heap. State officials saw its removal as a safety measure.