Ohio company working on Capitol dome rehab

COLUMBUS (AP) — An Ohio construction company will be working in Washington to help put the crumbling Capitol building dome back together.

Smoot Construction of Columbus was one of two companies awarded the $40.8 million renovation contract for the work, which will begin early next year, according to The Columbus Dispatch.

Smoot has done restoration and construction work on Union Station and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. It’s also one of three companies working on the new National Museum of African-American History on the National Mall, and is doing restoration work on the National Gallery of Art East Building.

Smoot is working with Turner Construction Co. of New York, which built the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial and the World War II Memorial.

The dome has towered over the city since 1863.

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