Floor and art protection will once again be installed in July. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
The Capitol Rotunda will close for six weeks this summer for scaffolding installation as part of the $60 million Dome restoration project.
According to a recent update on the Architect of the Capitol’s website, the Rotunda will be closed from July 25 through Labor Day on Sept. 7 so workers can install scaffolding to repair the Rotunda’s interior. Damage to the Dome has caused water to leak through the more than 1,000 cracks onto the Rotunda, damaging the interior. Full story