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.
Curved rows of scaffolds will encircle the dome like Saturn’s rings starting this spring. They will allow contractors to strip paint and repair more than 1,000 cracks and broken cast iron pieces.
The dome will remain illuminated at night and partly visible through the scaffolding.
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