In 2016, disfiguring corrosion was removed; over 150 castings of missing or broken pieces, from swords to chain links, were reintegrated into the monument. The marble plinths were refurbished, with joints repointed and stains removed. This work on the bronze components and marble pedestals allow viewers to again see the subtle details of the original sculpture.
With the restoration of the bronze statuary and upper plazas behind us, we have embarked upon the next phases of the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial restoration. Work on the lower granite stone repairs has begun and completion is expected in 2020.
This work is being coordinated with U.S. Capitol Police and will have minor impact on the permitted photography in this area.