Construction

We’ve Come a Long Way

The Texas Facilities Commission has been working on the transformation of the Capitol Complex since 2010 when it first identified approximately twenty-one acres of under-developed land north of 15th Street. From there, the Capitol Complex Master Plan took several years to develop and was finally approved in 2016. The official groundbreaking ceremony for Phase I of the Capitol Complex took place September 28, 2017. Today, our flagship building, the George HW Bush State Office Building sits on this site.

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George H.W. Bush State Office Building – 1801 Congress – (Package 4)

Although our flagship building is still under construction, several floors are complete, and tenants have moved into their office suites. Every few weeks, a new set of State agencies will move in, with all floors occupied by late September. The building is only open to existing Tenants. Access to the building is restricted to temporary sidewalks, as the utility construction on 18th Street has not yet been completed. Once the paving of 18th Street is complete, tenants will have access [...]

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Barbara Jordan State Office Building – 1601 Congress – (Package 5)

This beautiful building will be the new home of the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) and the Capitol Complex Child Care Center. The lobby of the Jordan building will feature a brilliant white glass wall with an etched timeline of the Capitol Complex, warm-toned wood paneling, and of course a granite marker. A café on the ground floor of the Jordan Building managed by a Texas Workforce Commission BET licensed food service manager will operate Monday – Friday from 7am [...]

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Texas Mall and Parking Garage – 18th and 16th Street blocks – (Package 6)

The Texas Mall is taking shape. Construction crews are laying sidewalks and pavers to form the pedestrian path from MLK Blvd. to 16th Street. The northern section of the Texas Mall near the Bob Bullock Museum is well underway. The paver lined walkways will soon connect to the Museum Plaza, and the first batch of native trees have been planted along the Mall.   18th Street between Congress and Brazos is still under construction and is being used to bring materials [...]

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Eyes in the Sky – Construction Cameras

Watch the progress on all the Capitol Complex projects via the construction cameras on our project website at www.TexasCapitolComplex.org  For a more in-depth understanding of the enormity of the project, visit our virtual construction tour at Virtual Construction Tour | TFC-CCP. Here you’ll see the story of each package and how the sum of these projects will produce a world-class government complex.

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Building on Tradition: The Texas Capitol Complex Features Local Granite

Beginning with the construction of the Texas State Capitol, Red Sunset granite has played a prominent role in the architecture of the Capitol Complex. The beautiful pink hue of the stone can be seen on several state buildings in the Complex, including the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, Lorenzo de Zavala Library and Archives Building, Sam Houston Building, and Robert E. Johnson Building. The granite on the new buildings under construction in the Capitol Complex is the same type [...]

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Construction Progress Report, January 26, 2022

1801 Congress – George H.W. Bush State Office Building – (Package 4) Our flagship building will receive its first tenants this spring, and crews are working diligently on the interior framing and construction. Conditioned air from the new Central Utility Plant is now flowing on several levels, and seven elevators have been installed. Work on the interior finishes has begun on walls, ceilings, and flooring on the lower-level floors. The priority is to finish out the tenant space for the [...]

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View the Capital Complex Project Construction Cameras

Three construction cameras are documenting this iconic project. Watch the progress on all these projects via the construction cameras on the Home page. For a more in-depth understanding of the enormity of the project, visit our virtual construction tour at Virtual Construction Tour | TFC-CCP. Here you’ll see the story of each package and how the sum of these projects will produce a world-class government complex.

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The Last Crane

Each new day on the Capitol Complex Project brings a flurry of activity carefully choreographed for maximum safety and efficiency. And while most of us think of construction as happening on the ground, there is also plenty of action taking place in the sky. At the height of the exterior construction phase, six massive tower cranes, strategically located throughout the site, stayed busy moving thousands of pounds of construction material from delivery points to where the work was happening. [...]

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Construction Progress Report, November 1, 2021

1801 Congress – George H.W. Bush State Office Building – (Package 4) Work on our flagship building is progressing quickly. The curtain wall (exterior skin) has been completed from the ground floor to the roof. Conditioned air from the new Central Utility Plant is now flowing from levels 2-10, and three elevators have been installed. Interior sheetrock work has started, and the Texas Lottery studio on the ground floor is taking shape. All other future tenant Agencies have received preliminary [...]

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