Scaffolding surrounding the Capitol Dome is seen during a news conference on the roof of the Capitol Building in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, to announce the completion of the scaffolding and the start of the repairs for the Capitol Dome Restoration Project. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Dome ready for next step in repair

The Capitol Dome looks less like a soaring symbol of American democracy these days than it does some giant Erector Set shining in the sun.