Builders are expected to begin the work next week on a major new building project at the National Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. The building, known as the Capital Building, will house the U.S. Capitol, as well as other federal buildings in the nation’s capital.
The capital is the first U.N. building in the United States to be constructed using Chinese and Russian designs.
The project will be built in partnership with ShenBuild.
The Washington, DC, company said last month it plans to spend more than $5.8 million on the project.
ShenBuild has made the building, and the surrounding area, the cornerstone of a major renovation of the building.
The work is expected to take five to 10 years to complete, according to ShenBuild chief executive officer Tom Clements.
The firm has made a name for itself in building a building that can withstand the strain of an earthquake, an event that has shaken the nation more than once.
Shen Build is also the first Chinese firm to secure a contract for the renovation of a U.K. parliament building.
In December, a consortium led by the Australian firm Dyson bought the building for £5.5 million.
The Australian government had hoped to use the renovation to create a new headquarters for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
A spokesman for the ABC said it was still assessing the renovation’s impact on the broadcaster’s business.
“The ABC is reviewing the decision to acquire the building and will be providing further comment,” the spokesman said in an email.
Shen build is expected be completed in 2019.
The first phase of the project, which is being built on an unused portion of a former industrial site, will consist of the replacement of the exterior of the Capitol building with glass panels, glass flooring, and concrete.
The remaining exterior is expected, as expected, to be completed by 2025.
The construction project will cost $6.3 billion.
The Capital Building was built in 1949 as a memorial to a former U. S. president who died in office less than a month after his inauguration.
Its current location is the home of the National Archives and Records Administration, which houses thousands of historical documents.
The Capitol Building is home to the U, S. Senate, House, U. V. of the Senate, U, V. House, and U. C. of State.