Connecticut State Capitol, Genius of Connecticut

Hartford, CT

Market: Government

Client

BVH Integrated Services, PC

Completion

2009
Connecticut State Capitol, Genius of Connecticut Hartford
Connecticut State Capitol, Genius of Connecticut Hartford
Connecticut State Capitol, Genius of Connecticut Hartford

The Genius of Connecticut, a statue designed by Randolph Rogers, stood atop the Capitol from 1878 until 1938 when it was damaged during a hurricane. The governor then donated the statue to the federal government to be melted down for the WWII effort. In 2005, the state elected to commission a replica statue from the original, full-size plaster model. SGH supported the proposed reinstallation of the Genius by investigating the condition of the cupola and evaluating the feasibility of mounting the replica statue to the existing structure.