Dome of Capitol Building Undergoing Restoration

Dome of Capitol Building Undergoing Restoration

"The United States Capitol Dome, symbol of American democracy and world-renowned architectural icon, was constructed of cast iron more than 150 years ago. The Dome has not undergone a complete restoration since 1959-1960 and due to age and weather is now plagued by more than 1,000 cracks and deficiencies.

The Architect of the Capitol recently began a multi-year project to repair these deficiencies, restoring the Dome to its original, inspiring splendor and ensuring it can safely serve future generations of visitors and employees as the roof of the Capitol.

“As stewards of the Capitol for the Congress and the American people, we must conduct this critical work to save the Dome,” said Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP. “From a distance the Dome looks magnificent, thanks to the hard-work of our employees. On closer look, under the paint, age and weather have taken its toll and the AOC needs to make repairs to preserve the Dome.”"

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Dinty Moore's Cafe Facade Hidden Under Johnson City Building

"The owners at Smith, Booksh & Farrell recently removed the facade to their location at 249 E. Main St. in downtown Johnson City to see that it revealed a sign saying "Dinty Moore's Cafe." The tile on the other side will be removed this weekend and the owners hope it will reveal secrets of the past just like the other side."

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Get the most out of your building repair project with these guidelines

"[...] solutions for some of the frequently asked questions pertaining to building repairscorrosion problems, restoration of buildings and structural rehabilitation of buildings. These can provide useful guidance for customers who want to undertake maintenance or repair work of their buildings."

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