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U.S. Capitol Exterior Preservation Project Updates

Below is the latest information on current work underway to preserve the stone and metal of the U.S. Capitol.

Next Phase: South Extension (House Side)

Work will begin later this year on the South Extension, which includes the House Wing and Connecting Corridors.

Completed Phases


A deteriorated stone modillion from the U.S. Capitol and a newly carved one.

  • West Front
  • North Extension (Senate Wing)

These phases of the U.S. Capitol Stone and Metal Preservation are complete and scaffolding has been removed. More than 300 marble stone carvings replaced unsound and/or missing details on the cornice and column capitals. Light fixtures were refurbished and reinstalled.