Capitol Building – Washington, DC

Posted on 18 October 2015

DSC00169U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, DC. September 25,2015 © Ben Gundy –  All Rights reserved.

This last August, work was started to replace the badly damaged and unstable historical cupola windows in the U.S. Capitol Dome. The glass was made using a traditional process, similar to what was used to create the original 1860s windows. This method is used to recreate the wavy “metal chilled” surface texture of the current windows while updating them to today’s standards.

The inside Rotunda is also being restored, over time, weather and age have led to extensive damage to the cast-iron Dome. Water has leaked through more than 1,000 cracks, damaging paint, cast iron, stone and decorative elements both in the exterior of the Dome and in the Rotunda.

All work being completed before the Presidential Inauguration in 2017.

Text, photographs, and other media are © Copyright Ben Gundy and are not in the public domain and may not be used on websites, blogs, or in other media without advance permission from Ben Gundy.

 

Image taken with Sony RX100 MkIV


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