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The rebuilt cast-iron dome of the U.S. Capitol, a soaring symbol of national unity since the 19th century, is completed.

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    1. Inside the reestablished Capitol dome

    2. A U.S. banner is seen from the reconstructed cast-press arch. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

    3. Construction Manager Shane Gallagher drives individuals from the media on a voyage through the modified cast-press vault. The venture was the principal finish recovery of the 288-foot-tall Civil War-period vault since 1960.REUTERS/Carlos Barria

    4. A general perspective of the city of Washington is seen from the remade cast-press arch. The consumed outside balustrade was dismantled and delivered to an Utah workshop for repair, and the scrap pieces were liquefied down to be reused in the new structure. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

    5. Visitors are seen at the rotunda floor of the revamped cast-press vault. Up to 13 layers of toxic paint were evacuated and 666 feet of breaks were repaired. The structure is accepted to be the greatest cast-press vault on the planet. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

    6. Construction Manager Shane Gallagher drives individuals from the media on a voyage through the modified cast-press arch. The arch was finished amid the 1861-65 Civil War and President Abraham Lincoln saw its development as an image of national continuance. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

    7. People are seen strolling close to the modified cast-press arch. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

    8. A general perspective of the National Mall is seen from the remade cast-press vault. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

    9. The revamped cast-press arch. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

    10. Construction Manager Shane Gallagher drives individuals from the media on a voyage through the modified cast-press arch. Repainting required 1,215 gallons of paint, with the highest point of three coats in the shading "Vault White." REUTERS/Carlos Barria

    11. Visitors are seen at the rotunda floor of the modified cast-press arch. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

    12. Trump lodging is seen from the modified cast-press vault. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

    13. Construction Manager Shane Gallagher drives individuals from the media on a voyage through the modified cast-press vault. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

    14. A laborer is seen at the development site for the introduction of President-elect Donald Trump from the reconstructed cast-press arch. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

    15. Construction laborers are seen outside of the modified cast-press arch. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

    16. A general perspective of the National Mall is seen from the remade cast-press arch. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

    17. A general perspective of the National Mall is seen from the modified cast-press arch. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

    18. The Apotheosis of Washington fresco is seen at the reconstructed cast-press vault. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

    19. The supermoon ascends over the United States Capitol arch in Washington. The revamped cast-press vault, a taking off image of national solidarity since the nineteenth century, was formally finished after a $60 million upgrade that included repairing more than 1,300 splits and frail spots. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

    20. Construction Manager Shane Gallagher drives individuals from the media on a voyage through the modified cast-press arch. At the point when work started in January 2014, the arch was experiencing water holes, breaks and consumption so terrible that rain canals were stopped up with rust chips. REUTERS/Carlos Barria