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Rotunda restoration moves along
The Daily Progress Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 12:45 a.m.

Long before the heart of Thomas Jefferson's Academical Village became the backdrop for a drama that strained the governance structure, the University of Virginia's Rotunda was under a different kind of stress.

The 1970s terne-coated steel roofing on the dome was failing. Water seeping underneath followed the curvature of the Guastavino tile covering the drum of the Rotunda, saturating the top of the brick walls and leaving behind white salts on the exterior of the masonry.
 

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