U.S. Capitol To Get $59 Million Facelift

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December 26, 2013 AT 11:28 AM
Congress is falling apart. A two-year restoration project will find the iconic U.S. Capitol dome covered in scaffolding by spring 2014 for a laborious project to repair more than 1,300 cracks in the structure. "What an awesome responsibility it is to preserve these beautiful, iconic and treasured buildings that the American people and the Congress have entrusted to our care," Architect of the Capitol Stephen Ayers said at a recent news briefing previewing the restoration project.