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West Block towers to get facelift

Public Works says restoration work can no longer be delayed because 'masonry is fragile and unstable'

Public Works is planning to proceed with the scaffolding of the Mackenzie, North and Laurier towers, after stabilizing West Block's Southeast Tower with a steel structure now blanketed with a white tarp, at a cost of $1.36-million. Even though hundreds of MPs and staffers continue to toil inside the historic Gothic Revival style building, the work can no longer be delayed, said Public Works spokesperson Pierre Téotonio last week. He said that "not only are valuable heritage fabric,

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