Old Capitol gets its dome back

Sunday, February 23, 2003
February 23, 2003

New dome being lifted onto the Old CapitolAfter a year and a half of waiting, hundreds of onlookers watched as the 12,000-pound gold dome was lifted by crane and then carefully lowered onto the cupola, guided by workers on top of the building. Renaissance Restoration, Inc. in Galena, Illinois constructed the new dome and then shipped it to Iowa City to be coppered and gilded.