Tour of the U.S. Capitol in Disrepair — PICTURES

July 23, 2012, 8:38 a.m.

Sen. John Ho­even, R-N.D., and Ar­chi­tect of the Cap­it­ol Steph­en Ay­ers gave Na­tion­al Journ­al a tour of the nearly 150-year-old Cap­it­ol Dome, point­ing out some of the 1,300 cracks in need of re­pair. Fix­ing the Cap­it­ol Dome will cost $61 mil­lion, and the House re­cently cut fund­ing. Ho­even and Sen. Ben Nel­son, D-Neb., hope to have the fund­ing re­stored.

Take a photo tour of the Dome be­low.