The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is preserving the building's exterior stone and metals. The project will prevent water infiltration, slow deterioration of the stone and corrosion of the metals, repair damage and remove soil and stains.
When did the U.S. Capitol finish construction?
The original building was finished in 1826. The growth of the Congress compelled its expansion in the middle of the 19th century; the extensions and new dome were finished in 1868. An addition to the east front in 1958-1962 added more rooms to the Capitol.
What are they doing to the Sacramento Capitol building?
State Capitol remodel
The annex was mostly demolished by late July. The project's three main focuses include constructing a new annex, making an underground parking garage for the new building and creating an underground visitor center. The $1.2 billion endeavor is an effort to modernize the Capitol.
When was the Capitol Dome refurbished?
In 2016 the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) completed a multi-year project to completely restore the Dome of the U.S. Capitol. The Dome had become plagued by more than 1,000 cracks and deficiencies due to age and weather.
Why is Capitol building under construction?
State lawmakers in charge of the project have declined to answer questions about the future of the west steps and the larger facelift. Officially known as the Capitol Annex Project, it tear down outdated lawmaker offices and replace it with a modern facility, a new parking garage and new visitor's center.