The dome of the U.S. Capitol building is being restored for the first time since the 1960s. The Architect of the Capitol put together an animation to show how the scaffolding will go up and come down and a time lapse video of the progress that's already been made INSIDE the dome.
Being an architect, Tom loves this stuff, so we had to share it!
The United States Capitol Dome was constructed more than 150 years ago and has not undergone a complete restoration since
While the Capitol Dome is undergoing restoration a scaffold system will surround the entire Dome, from the base of the Statue of Freedom down to the Dome Skirt. At night the scaffolding will be lit as work continues. For more info on the U.S. Capitol, visit: http://www.visitthecapitol.gov/
Here's an Animated Rendering of Dome Restoration Project ScaffoldingVIDEO: http://youtu.be/iEcvw8UG-AQ
AND AN ANIMATION OF WHAT'S BEEN DONE INSIDE SO FAR:
Rotunda Preparation for Capitol Dome Restoration