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California lawmakers relocate to make way for new building

Built in 1952, the Annex was added to the east side of the Capitol to house lawmakers' offices, including the governor.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California lawmakers and staff are moving out of their offices in the state Capitol Annex ahead of the building's demolition. 

While the Capitol was completed in 1874, the Annex wasn't added until years later. Built in 1952, the Annex was added to the east side of the Capitol to house lawmakers' offices, including the governor.

The building will be torn down by the end of 2021 and replaced with a more modern structure. Lawmakers are moving to a temporary space in the meantime until the new building is ready. It will be a few years before that happens. 

Some environmental groups have sued to block the project because they are worried how it will impact some trees in the park.

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