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Topic - Guy Gugliotta
Congress will cover the Capitol's dome in scaffolding in November as part of a two-year restoration to fix more than 1,000 cracks that have developed over the decades, the building's administrators said Tuesday.
Most visitors to Washington take the Capitol dome for granted. It is a graceful structure, with a statue on top that - because of its elevation - defies close examination. All in all, the Capitol seems less interesting than the White House.
"It is possible there might be several dozen coats of lead-based paint on the dome. They'll have to clear that off," Mr. Gugliotta said.
"You're not allowed to make any mistakes because it's the Capitol dome. You have to be sure of what you're doing before you start," he said.