The Dome of the U.S. Capitol Building, one of America’s great symbols of freedom, needs additional restoration as part of an on-going multi-phased program. This project is a critical step for stopping the current level of deterioration in the Dome’s cast iron as well as ensuring the protection of the interior of the Dome and Rotunda. The restoration project includes removal of old paint, repairs to the cast iron and stone, and repainting. Learn more about the Dome Restoration Project.
Staging Area Setup — Fencing for the Dome Restoration Project's construction staging area is currently being installed and work has been completed to protect surrounding trees and underground utilities during construction. More.
Temporary Capitol Rotunda Closure: April 12 - April 28 — The Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol will close for two weeks from Saturday, April 12 through Monday, April 28, 2014 as part of the Architect of the Capitol’s Dome Restoration Project. The closure is needed to install overhead netting to ensure safety in the Rotunda during the multi-year project. More.
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Updated: March 2014