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Golden Dome at University of Notre Dame will be regilded

May 2, 2023
Adding a new layer of gold leaf to the dome atop the university's main building is expected to take about 5 months.

For the first time in nearly two decades, the Golden Dome atop the Main Building at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana will be regilded.

The university says the process of adding a new layer of gold leaf will begin immediately after Commencement Weekend later this month.

The project will begin with the installation of an extensive scaffold system on Monday, May 22, and is targeted to be completed by mid-October.

Standing 197 feet above the ground at its highest point, the dome and the 17-foot-tall statue of Our Lady have undergone the regilding 11 times since they were added to the Main Building in 1883.

The 11 previous occasions: 1886, 1893, 1904, 1912, 1924, 1933, 1948, 1961, 1971, 1988 and 2005.

In addition, the upper tower of the Main Building will be cleaned and repainted.

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Mike Kennedy has been writing about education for American School & University since 1999. He also has reported on schools and other topics for The Chicago Tribune, The Kansas City Star, The Kansas City Times and City News Bureau of Chicago. He is a graduate of Michigan State University.

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