Fixing damaged entablature

Like the masonry, the metal entablature on much of the Capitol's exterior is over 125-years old and needs repair.

Historic modillions on the east wing show the extent of the damage to the metal. These elements are being removed, cleaned, repaired, and reattached.

When the entablature was studied, some of the conditions included bent or deformed metal profiles, cracks in the metal, poorly executed joints that have been sealed with a sealant, and peeling paint exposing the bare metal underneath. In some locations, corrosion is visible where paint has peeled, in other areas there are open cracks in the metal, allowing water to infiltrate the building.

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