Skip to comments.State says damage to marble at Capitol could hit $7.5 million (Slobs destroy MY Capitol building!)
Posted on 03/03/2011 12:01:30 PM PST by milwguy
State officials said Thursday that damage to the marble inside and out the State Capitol would cost an estimated $7.5 million.
Cari Anne Renlund, chief legal counsel for the state Department of Administration, said in Dane County court that estimates of damage to marble includes $6 million to repair damaged marble inside the Capitol, $1 million for damage outside and $500,000 for costs to supervise the damage.
Much of the damage apparently has come from tape used to put up signs and placards at the Capitol.
The protestors are slobs, just like my State Senator said yesterday. I laughed while watching MSNBC last night. Lawrence O'Donnel was demanding Grothman apologize to the 'good people' who were peacefull protesting. Grothman did not back down, and the four 'good people' O'Donnel had on were just being completely rude and their behavior pretty much proved Grothman's point.
Take it out of union pension funds.
Think of all the new jobs they’ve created for construction workers. See, in their economy, s’all good, bro. Chill.
They ought to repair it strictly using non union shops and lay off enough state workers to cover the damage.
I believe The People of Wisconsin deserve that the Unions be sent the bill for ALL repair and cleanup, as they clearly INSTIGATED the actions of their minions.
The knuckledragging union thugs don’t care about property that does not belong to them. All they care about is themselves. Piggies.
I saw the pouty faces of the “four slobs” he had on. Hilarious how butthurt they looked and even better that he did not apologize.
I say No one leaves till it is spic and span, make them clean it like a childs messy room. Where is that halfrican who was passing out brooms to help clean up a mess last year?
Marble is a metamorphic stone made of calcium carbonate. Acids easily eat into its surface which is why housekeeping doyennes advise “Never use vinegar to clean marble.”
Once the surface of the stone has been restored, it probably ought to get a protective coating of polyurethane which is neutral and would shield the stone from future chemical attack.
I don’t see where some tape would hurt a piece of marble.
A little Goo-Gone and it should be fine.
This story sounds like BS.
Having said that if I am wrong certainly the Teacher Union should pay the damages.
Repair marble???? Really that is a problem for this bunch? PLEASE stop the insanity. The money is gone and they want to fix marble. WOW is it just me?
Goobermint ALWAYS gets their money- by hook or by crook.
Taxpayers are damned if they do , or don’t.
Maybe next firefighters can start fires to put them out and then demand a raise.
A metaphor of what the public sector unions do to the taxpayer all of the time.
I say make the hippie teachers fix the hippie teacher damage, film it, and make every classroom show it sometime during the coming school year.
Most tape adhesives are mildly acidic. Special ph neutral "acid free" mounting tape used by conservators, curators, artists etc. is pretty expensive. Even with the mild acidity in masking tape, scotch tape etc, it will permanently etch marble after a few days (quicker depending on the humidity). If it's a highly polished marble surface the damage will be quite evident, and require extensive buffing and repolishing to restore it.
So, the Marble was damaged by "Tape"? Where did the Capitol buy their Marble from, Walmart? Harbor Freight?
How can Tape damage Marble? Unless it's taken off with a hammer and chisel....
Divide that amount by 14 delinquent Dem SenRats and the damages are recouped. Fair and balanced.
“I say make the hippie teachers fix the hippie teacher damage, film it, and make every classroom show it sometime during the coming school year.”
Can we have guys dressed like Roman soldiers lashing their bloody backs as they clean?
IMHO: Do not repair the damage. Let the damage be a memorial, and instructive visual aid to young, visiting students, the mindless destructiveness of liberalism.
Reminds me of war damage to buildings in Germany. For decades, many bomb damaged buildings, and buildings scared by heavy artillary remained as constant reminders of the conflict.
Most have been repaired, replaced, etc. in recent times,but very instructive while they remained.
Have you ever tried putting tape on genuine marble and putting it out in the elements to get damp and exposed to sunlight?
This just means the capitol fix requires all the marble to be resurfaced with platinum and gold.
I keep thinking of Cemetary headstones. Birdpoop is acidic, and Lord knows that they shine back up every rainstorm.
Hard to believe that masking tape would do anything at all to stone.
As long as it's extracted from the dental fillings of the protestors, I'm all for it.
The degree of acidity may differ.
to be honest, the scandal here is not the protestors that damaged the property. Who could’ve know that tape can destroy marble. The scandal here is the COST TO REPAIR IT. $7.5 million is robbery
Cemetery headstones are usually made of concrete or granite. I haven’t see a whole lot of marble. Marble is better suited for interior use.
The protesters didn’t think the tea party had the right to protest anywhere!
I don’t understand why they don’t keep the protests outside? I know you can not get into protest at the US capitol. Don’t you think terrorist are watching this, and realising that they could get in there and blow themselves up?!
Isn’t RAT damage cover by home-owners insurance?
Probably union stone restorers.
Get everybody’s name and bill every damned one of them for a share of the bill. If you count $7.5m in damage and add it to police overtime, and other expenses, these petulant children have cost the taxpayers of Wisconsin upwards of $13 million so far, and the meter’s still running.
They ought to repair it strictly using non union shops
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That would probably cut the cost of repair also.
Years ago we did a project on the GW Parkway in Virginia.
The roadway had weathered curb and we had to make ramps across the median to transfer traffic from the workzone.
Upon completion, the grass etal in the medians had to be restored but one of the ‘problems’ we had was trying to match the existing curb with the old.....
“Common sense” does NOT prevail in circumstances like this.
We had to go to court to get our money as the Govt tried to make us make the restoration match the curb that had been there for 40 or some years....
Specially if the terrorists mingle with the normally deranged aging hippies.
Cut the budget another $7.5 million
I recommend targeting “working families”
Aesthetic issue? Or were they worried that there would be an uneven curb resulting in pedestrian hazard?
Start fining the protestors and removing them while issuing the fines.
If anyone damages the building, they have no right to remain there. They are committing vandalism, tack on loitering, public disturbance, resisting arrest (they will), etc. Just haul them away.
Get cops that will do their job to do this.
I was going to say that it should be taken out of the state’s portion of the teachers’ insurance package, but either way works for me.
If you go to the cemetery and look, you will see that those headstones made of marble tend not to last long. It is used because it is a beautiful stone, not because it lasts as long as, say granite. And yes, do not use marble in your kitchen unless you have lots of money or eat out a lot.
How can tape damage stone? If it is only a matter of washing the tape off, get busy and make those teachers scrub up the mess they made!
I would say that the teacher’s union had better start buffing and polishing then! THAT would be an excellent lesson for THE CHILDREN...
Stone is a very porous substrate, marble is the worst.
Nice to look at but that is about it.