Restoration of the Rotunda at the University of Virginia

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Restoration of the Rotunda at the University of Virginia
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This restoration of the symbolic center of the University of Virginia—widely considered Thomas Jefferson’s single most important architectural achievement—relies on the highest level of historic preservation and building conservation care.
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South Lawn Exterior at Dusk
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