On the exterior of the Capitol, the entablature at the top of the building, made of galvanized metal, has been restored and replaced on the west wing, and new copper flashing was added.
Except for the historic decorative elements, the entablature is being replaced with new sheet metal. The entablature is being painted to match the sandstone.
The historic decorative elements are being cleaned, repaired, and reinstalled.
Spring has hit Cheyenne! The Hopa Crabapples are in bloom at the Capitol.
The entablature on the west wing of the Capitol has been replaced and repaired. The copper flashing is also new and will weather to match the patina on the existing roof.
A new steel structure backing system is replacing old wooden backing, some of them palettes, used to secure the entablature to the Capitol.
The Capitol dome is covered for restoration. The repairs will extend the life expectancy of the dome by over 75 years.
Beautiful blue skies in Cheyenne showcase the new entablature located above the front entrance of the Capitol.
The Capitol restoration also includes work on the roof to better protect the building from damage.
n the exterior of the Capitol, the entablature at the top of the building, made of galvanized metal, has been restored and replaced on the west wing, and new copper flashing was added.
Like the masonry, the metal entablature on much of the Capitol's exterior is over 125-years old and needs repair.