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Legislative Assembly Building - George Town, Cayman Islands
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben
N 19° 17.804 W 081° 22.915
17Q E 459874 N 2133704
Quick Description: Built in 1972, the Legislative Assembly building is facing Heroes Square on Fort Street in George Town, Grand Cayman.
Location: Cayman Islands
Date Posted: 2/22/2017 8:30:33 PM
Waymark Code: WMV4NH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 7

Long Description:
The present Legislative Assembly building was built on the site of the former Princess Royal Park. The cornerstone was laid by Captain Rayal Brazly Bodden, MBE, JP, on 29 September 1971. The building was completed in July 1972.

By 2003,the legislature had outgrown the space and the building was in need of renovating. Repair and refurbishment work on the Legislative Assembly building began in February 2003, not only adding as much space as possible through reconfiguration of the floor space, but also to renovate and refurbish portions of the interior, including the main chamber itself.

The newly refurbished and expanded building was inaugurated with the opening of the Legislature session on 2 July 2004, a scant two months before Hurricane Ivan, one of the worst hurricanes of the Atlantic season which almost completely devastated Grand Cayman over a two day period (11 - 12 September 2004). The Legislative Assembly building withstood the storm with minor damage to its roof.

Visits - If you visit while the House is in Session, you will be guided to the Public Gallery to view the actual proceedings of the House. Certain decorum is required when visiting the Gallery while the House is in Session - As a mark of respect visitors bow to the Speaker upon entering and leaving the Public Gallery. Visitors should remain seated at all times and ensure that silence is preserved. Cameras, telephones, computers, food and drinks are not permitted in the Public Gallery. Notes of the proceedings may not be taken except by registered press officers in the Press Gallery.

Source: (visit link)
Type of Capitol: National

33 Fort Street
George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Dates of Construction: July 1972

Major Renovations: 2003

Hours: 8:30am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday

Capitol Web Site: [Web Link]

Historical Monuments/Memorials:
Yes - At Heroes Square in front of the building. See our waymark

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