The Wyoming Capitol Square Restoration Project is one very shiney step closer to completion.
Gilder’s Studio artisans spent six days regilding the Capitol dome earlier this month — a process that involved multiple pretreatments, treatments and primings of the underlying copper panels, roller application of the gold leaf and specialized brush polishing according to the Wyoming Capitol Square Project website. One stage called for an especially soft Russian squirrel hair brush.
Seven ounces of gold were used. The entire state Capitol restoration process — including an overhaul of the Herschler office complex — is currently expected to cost $300 million.