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Old Supreme Court Chamber
The Old Supreme Court Chamber is the first room constructed for the use of the...

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Prohibited Items at the U.S. Capitol Building
In order to ensure the safety of visitors and staff and to preserve the...

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The AOC maintains the grounds of the U.S. Capitol
The roles and responsibilities of the Architect of the Capitol cover an...

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Come explore the wonderful world of wheat during this joint program between the...

U.S. Capitol Dome Restoration Project

The Dome of the U.S. Capitol Building, one of America’s great symbols of freedom, is currently undergoing a multi-year restoration.

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.

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Start of scaffolding and restoring phase: work on scaffold has begun moving up the Dome. More.

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Updated: August 2014

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