Fundraiser chosen for Colorado Capitol dome repairs
DENVER, Colorado – A nonprofit preservation group says it will lead a fundraising campaign for repairs to the Colorado Capitol’s gilded dome, which is suffering from rust, cracks and rot.
Colorado Preservation Inc. said Friday the repairs will cost anywhere from $11 million to $30 million.
The group says it was chosen by the Capitol Building Advisory Committee and the Legislature’s Capital Development Committee to lead the campaign.
Weather has damaged iron columns, railings and facades of the mostly cast iron dome. The wood around windows in the dome is also rotting.
State officials say visitors are in no immediate danger, although workers did put netting around the base of the dome in 2007 after a 10-pound chunk of cast iron fell off.
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