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December 31, 2013

$60M rehab starts on U.S. Capitol dome

  • Contractors will strip multiple layers of paint and repair more than 1,000 cracks and broken pieces on the dome-within-a-dome building.
    Associated Press

    Architect of the Capitol photo [enlarge]
    Workers last month placed the Capitol Christmas Tree on the Capitol Grounds.

    WASHINGTON — A world-famous symbol of democracy is going under cover, as workers start a two-year, $60 million renovation of the U.S. Capitol dome.

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