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By Savannah Hamm
Nebraska News Service 

Nebraska Capitol dome undergoes million-dollar restoration

 

September 30, 2021

Svannah Hamm | NNS

Updates • A dome restoration is in progress at the Nebraska State Capitol.

The Nebraska Capitol is undergoing a 20-week-long restoration process expected to be completed by mid-November. The project is the second restoration effort since the Capitol was built in 1922.

The exterior of the building, excluding the dome, was repaired from 1998 to 2010. However, the caulking is not the same durability that it was 40 years ago. A few ingredients in the old caulking were removed from the product, which weakened the durability of the sealants. The old caulking and the shifting gold plates on the dome were reasons for the current restoration project.

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