Clarksburg state office complex taking shape

Exponent Telegram photo by photo by Jim Davis A motorist drives past the state office complex under construction on West Main Street. The southeast corner shows some of the exterior brick work that has been completed.
Exponent Telegram photo by photo by Jim Davis A motorist drives past the state office complex under construction on West Main Street. The southeast corner shows some of the exterior brick work that has been completed.
Exponent Telegram photo by photo by Jim Davis
A motorist drives past the state office complex under construction on West Main Street. The southeast corner shows some of the exterior brick work that has been completed.

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Cathy Goings says she enjoys driving past the future state office complex on Clarksburg’s West Main Street every day.

The daily commute affords the Clarksburg mayor and businesswoman the opportunity to see the building take shape.

“Now that they’re doing the facade, you start to see the shape of the building,” Goings said. “For so long it was a shell, and now it’s actually becoming a building.

“It’s exciting to see it come together,” she added.

Indeed, a year after excavation began at the project site, the four-story structure is enclosed for the most part.

The exterior insulation sheathing is finished except for the roof area and openings where access is needed for moving materials, said Diane Holley-Brown, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Administration.

About 40 percent of the exterior brick work is done…

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