Senate spa gets pricey facelift: Lawmakers, staff tightlipped about exclusive luxury facility
February 22, 2003
As the nation hits the debt limit of $6.4 trillion, renovation work
Located inside the Senate Health and Fitness Facility on the first
Dr. John Eisold, the Senate physician, completed an inspection walk-through
It has been undergoing renovations since the summer.
The cost of the renovations is anyone's guess. Officials remain tightlipped.
The paper questioned the spokesman for the architect, Senate Rules
"It was expensive," The Hill quotes a well-placed source,
who would talk only
"There's nothing new. They're just cleaning it up," Dodd,
the ranking member
"There were some real problems with asbestos and with lead paint,
The well-placed source begs to differ.
According to the source, the fitness spa now has two upgraded steam
In addition, a team of eight mosaic artists from New Ravenna Mosaics,
The same design company has completed mosaics for the Argosy Casino
The cost of marble mosaics can approach $600 per square foot.
To get the rehab work finished by January, reports the paper, builders
Eva Maleke, the spokeswoman for the architect, released a statement
When asked about the renovations, Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss., chairman
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