Metal entablature repaired on the west wing of the Capitol

Metal entablature repaired on the west wing of the Capitol

Did you know that the upper part of the exterior of the Capitol is made of galvanized metal, not stone?  The upper entablature, cornice, pediments and parapet walls above the stone pilaster capitals consist of galvanized metal.  Workers are almost finished with the repairs to the entablature on the west side of the building and will start moving scaffolding to the east side.

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Sandstone restoration efforts on the west wing of the Capitol

Sandstone restoration efforts on the west wing of the Capitol

Behind the scaffolding, restoration of the sandstone and metal entablature on the west wing of the Capitol is almost complete. In April, the scaffolding will be moved to cover the east wing of the building. On the west wing, the repaired and replaced stone will appear lighter in color and will weather over time to match the rest of the building. On the exterior of the west wing, 195 stones have been replaced and 336 stones have been repaired.

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