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Architect to Reveal Capitol Dome Restoration Progress

by Andrew Ramonas — June 12, 2015 at 4:00 pm 0

U.S. Capitol Dome Restoration (Photo via Flickr/Architect of the Capitol)The architect of the Capitol next week is slated to give locals a peek under the covers shrouding the building’s dome.

Stephen Ayers, the architect of the Capitol, will speak about the restoration work on the dome during the Capitol Hill Restoration Society’s annual membership meeting Monday. The discussion starts at 7 p.m. at the National Community Church (535 8th St. SE).

The free event is open to the public.

Finished in 1866, the dome hasn’t had a complete restoration for more than 50 years. The restoration of the dome’s exterior is scheduled to end by the end of this year. Restoration work on the dome’s interior is expected to wrap up by fall 2016.

Photo via Flickr/Architect of the Capitol

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