Just below the decorative elements on the dome, the wooden parts of the drum have been replaced with steel. The restored dome and drum were unveiled earlier this month.
The new steel structure can be seen next to what is likely an original piece of a wooden beam, dating back to 1888.
Workers constructed the new structure for the portion of the drum that sits just below the dome.
What the section looked like before the damaged outer steel layer was peeled off.
Craftsmen with Renaissance Roofing, Inc. finished the decorative pieces on the lower sections of the Capitol dome. Due to extensive damage, the original pieces were removed and recreated from copper.
Just below the decorative elements on the dome, the wooden parts of the drum have been replaced with steel.
The gold-leafed dome shone during this beautiful May morning as workers took down the remaining scaffolding.
The drum, the section under the gold-leafed dome, has been cleaned and repaired.
The Gilder's Studio started preparation work to gild the new copper on the Capitol dome with 24-carat gold leaf. Because the copper is new, an etching solution is being applied so that the gold-leaf will adhere to the surface.
Workers with Renaissance Roofing, Inc. have finished the decorative pieces on the upper sections of the Capitol dome. The pieces were recreated from copper and painted to match the rest of the entablature on the building.
Workers with Renaissance Roofing, Inc. Renaissance Roofing, Inc. are molding the decorative pieces on the Capitol dome from copper. The entablature, cornice, and pediments at the top of the Capitol exterior are made of metal, not stone. The existing material, most of which is original to the building, is failing and is currently being repaired or replaced.
Spring has hit Cheyenne! The Hopa Crabapples are in bloom at the Capitol.
A little snow welcomed workers early this morning at the Capitol.
Interested in what is happening behind the Capitol dome's white covering? The dome is undergoing extensive restoration work.
The Capitol dome is covered for restoration. The repairs will extend the life expectancy of the dome by over 75 years.
A chilly day in Cheyenne! The scaffolding around the Capitol dome is coated with ice.