League City prepares for city hall grand opening

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by Christopher Smith Gonzalez/ The Daily News

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Posted on October 3, 2012 at 9:29 AM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 3 at 9:50 AM

LEAGUE CITY — League City residents will be able to tour the renovated city hall Friday, getting a look inside the building damaged by Hurricane Ike and remodeled over the past year and a half.

“We are very pleased with the outcome of this renovation project,” said City Manager Mike Loftin.

In 2008, Hurricane Ike damaged the building, which was built in the 1970s. The storm knocked off a few of the nearly 50-pound pieces of the marble on the exterior.

After the storm, building inspectors noticed the walls did not have proper supports and the floors were not secured to the walls.

The renovation was originally estimated at $11 million, and the cost to build a new city hall would have been more than $36 million.

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