Scaffold erected to keep pieces of roof from falling below

The Alaska State Capitol in Juneau is 83 years old, deteriorating and needs a seismic retrofit. 'The building's falling apart," according to building manager Don Johnston. Large pieces of sandstone brick and terra cotta fell from the portico roof, so a scaffold was put in place under the roof to protect those passing below. Columns that support the roof have been reinforced with thick timbers to help steady them and support the scaffold. Repairs and a retrofit will cost millions.

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