Architectural Conservation, Historic Preservation
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U.S. Capitol Rotunda Entrance-Columbus Doors
Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Repair and Realignment of Damaged Monumental Bronze Doors

These massive bronze doors fell out of alignment do worn hardware and deflection in the frame and would no longer close properly.  Extreme force had been applied to them in an effort to get them to close and extreme damage resulted.

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U.S. Capitol Rotunda Entrance Columbus Doors.

U.S. Capitol Rotunda Entrance Columbus Doors.
Shows Doors out of alignment

Shows Doors out of alignment
Partial view of Bottom Pivot Hinge Assembly

Partial view of Bottom Pivot Hinge Assembly