It’s been more than four years since Tropical Storm Irene inundated the Waterbury office complex, and the $125 million rebuild is nearly complete. But the campus that state employees will return to in December is going to be far different from the one that was destroyed in 2011. And a health and fitness center for the exclusive use of state workers highlights the scope of the improvements.
The excavators, backhoes and other machinery at work on this massive office complex have been the background noise of downtown Waterbury for the past two years. They’ll begin to fall silent later this year, when employees move in to what Gov. Peter Shumlin proudly calls, “[a] 21st century office space.”