News & Insights

Maine’s Historic Capitol Dome Shines Anew—Landmark Restoration Team Brightens Augusta’s Skyline

AUGUSTA, ME – Read what the Portland Press Herald has to say about Consigli’s historic restoration of the State Capitol:

“The weathered green copper that has crowned the Maine State House for decades is now a fading memory. Workers are nearing the end of a more than $1 million, months-long project to replace the century-old copper sheath, making the dome look like a shiny penny and setting the Capitol abuzz. The dome’s new look has drawn praise from many in Augusta, but those who preferred the old hue will have to wait a while for the same rich green to develop. Officials expect the copper will soon fade to brown and stay that way for roughly 30 years before exposure to air and rain turn it green again.”