Year of 2017

Workers restoring the US Capitol in Washington, DC

For Labor Day, we share this photo of crew members working in the rotunda of the US Capitol during a massive project that included restoration of the Capitol dome. The project lasted from 2014 to 2016, with locals likely getting used to seeing the dome’s exterior covered with scaffolding to allow the workers access to make needed repairs.

The United States Capitol, often called the Capitol Building, is the home of the United States Congress, and the seat of the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government. It sits atop Capitol Hill at the eastern end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Though not at the geographic center of the Federal District, the Capitol forms the origin point for the District’s street-numbering system and the District’s four quadrants.
Address: 100 E Capitol St NE, Washington, DC 20003
Phone: (202) 226-8000
Opened: 1800
Floors: 5
Height: 288 feet (87.78 m) (Architectural)
Architects: William Thornton · Benjamin Henry Latrobe · Thomas Ustick Walter · Charles Bulfinch · Edward Clark · Alan Hantman · Stephen T. Ayers · George M. White · David Lynn · J. George Stewart · Elliott Woods
US Capitol west side
US Capitol, west side