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Mass. Gov. Patrick To Switch Offices During Renovation

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Deval Patrick will be leaving a spiffy executive suite for his Statehouse successor.

Patrick announced Friday that the governor's office will undergo a $9 million renovation as part of the ongoing historic preservation efforts at the Statehouse.

The renovations include the installation of video conferencing systems, new heating and air conditioning systems, Wi-Fi capabilities, security cameras, and low flow plumbing fixtures. The project also calls for the preservation of endangered cast plaster and historic furnishings.

During construction, which will run from January to August, Patrick and his staff will relocate to second floor offices.

The Statehouse is a historical landmark. The original structure, designed by famed architect Charles Bulfinch, is one of the oldest state capitols in the country.

Spending on Statehouse renovation over the past few years has cost $110 million.

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