Stewards of the iconic buildings and grounds of Capitol Hill since 1793.

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Black and white portrait of Constantino Brumidi holding an easel and paintbrushes.
Constantino Brumidi (1805–1880) is best known for the murals he painted in the...

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A virtual Map of Capitol Hill from above
View a map of the U.S. Capitol and other buildings and grounds cared for by the...

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Photo of Dome damage and scaffolding.
As scaffolding installation is completed on the Capitol Dome, the restoration...

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Photo of Alexander Calder's "Mountains and Clouds" sculpture.
During the upcoming construction activity, the four clouds will be lowered to...

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.

Update: January 2015Photo of "lock and stitch" technique.

Scaffolding and restoring phase.
Work on scaffold has completed moving up the Dome and repairs have begun in enclosed areas.

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