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What's New

Dome Restoration Safety Netting Installation

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 two year project which will repair more than 1,000 cracks and deficiencies in the Capitol Dome caused by age and weather.

Beginning in late March, visitors will see the repair work start as the contractor begins to place protective coverings on the Rotunda artwork, statues and flooring.

For more information about the Dome Restoration Project, please visit

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