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2018 Statue of Freedom Conservation Work

View of the Statue of Freedom surrounded by scaffolding for conservation atop the U.S. Capitol dome.

Beginning Saturday, September 22, the Architect of the Capitol will be constructing scaffolding around the Statue of Freedom to prepare for the tri-annual inspection and preservation efforts of the statue. The conservation of the art includes washing the statue, inspecting and documenting the condition of the surfaces, replacing caulking and epoxy fills, sharpening the lightening points and reapplying a protective coating. The project is expected to be completed by the end of the calendar year.

 
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United States Capitol
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Ongoing
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Statue of Freedom
Capitol Building
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