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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.

Phase II of the Exterior Stone and Metals Preservation project is underway, beginning with the construction of a secured perimeter fence at the House Extension's south façade.

The phase below is complete and scaffolding has been removed:

  • North Extension (Senate Wing)


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

More than 300 marble stone carvings replaced unsound and/or missing details on the cornice and column capitals. Light fixtures were refurbished and reinstalled.