Scaffolding to surround Capitol dome during $60M renovation work

Scaffolding will be installed around the cast-iron dome of the U.S. Capitol in Washington as part of a $60 million renovation project to repair more than 1,300 cracks on the dome, according to Architect of the Capitol Stephen Ayers. The leaky, cast-iron dome is "like having a bridge as the roof of your building," said Kevin Hildebrand, head of the AOC’s Architecture Division. Aside from scaffolding, a work area will be erected on the roof of the building, while the cracks are repaired with a "lock and stitch technique," and lead paint will be removed from the structure.

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