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Handrail Unveiled at the Capitol

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 If you found yourself walking in the capitol building during the summer, you may have noticed the all too obvious railing that made the picture perfect shot of the grand old stairs…not so perfect.  Now, you can fancy as many pictures as you'd like without all the “Under Construction” signs in your perfect selfie. 

The handrails have been added as a safety feature to the Capitol.  The original stairs are not standard; they are shorter and have a longer landing, than what we are nowadays, used to.  The original side-rails are broad making it difficult for that second nature grasp if you are falling. 

The addition of a handrail has been in talks for over ten years, the process has been a careful one.  Director of Administration, Sheila Hogan added, “We wanted to preserve the architecture of this building, there was only one company that was actually able to manufacture the handrail.” Once manufactures, it was shipped to Montana to be placed in its entirety here at the Capitol. 
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