The restoration of this historic structure, which began in November 2013, preserved its unique decorative features, including its ornate stone and copper elements.
The Dome reconstruction was a feat of engineering, requiring nearly 450 workers and craftspeople to complete the task.
The Legislative building’s dome suffered extensive damage in its century-plus existence, due to water leaks, ice damming and drastic changes in temperature.
Restoration of the dome was needed to preserve the building and ensure its structural safety.
PCL’s Chris Brooks, who led one of the media tours Monday to the top of the dome says four award-winning masons from England were brought in to work on the stone.
A total of 38 stonemasons and helpers worked on this project.
Brooks says inscriptions were made of all the workers and those responsible for the completion of the dome – the plaque was quietly laid at the top of the dome-structure several weeks before the final reveal.
The names extend nearly around the entire top portion of the dome.
Monday night’s event’s also included an exhibition showcasing of the project in the building’s Cumberland gallery.
The remainder of the dome’s coverings will be removed in the next coming weeks.
A giant-sized image of Walter Scott, Saskatchewan’s first premier, graced the top of the construction scaffolding, the day of the unveil.
Media was gently reminded about it and it became the final highlight of the pre-unveil tour.