The Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta was built in 1889 and
contains legislative offices, visitors' galleries and a museum with
an extensive collection of artifacts reflecting Georgia's history.
Because of its historical significance, the Capitol is a national
historical landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic
The Capitol's expansive low-slope roof system has been plagued
by water leaks since its construction, and water damage to the
copper roof system resulted in the replacement of the building's
atria ceiling plaster twice in 10 years. So when The Commission for
the Preservation of the Georgia State Capitol was established in
1994 by an act of the General Assembly to oversee the Capitol's
restoration, reroofing work was anticipated.
After being invited to bid on the project by its architect,
Atlanta-based Lord, Aeck & Sargent, Tip Top Roofers Inc.,
Smyrna, Ga., was chosen to reroof the...
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