BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Construction on the roof of the Bangor Public Library started this summer. Friday morning the project reached a pivotal point.
Crews hoisted the libraries remodeled Cupola dome to the top of the building early Friday. Before the sun even made it's way out onlookers came to see the copper dome structure be raised, including director of the library, Barbara McDade.
"I had tears in my eyes whenever they started to set it down," said McDade. "It's a crowning moment of the day."
It took months to finish, with 20 ounce copper welded all around it's perimeter. According to Vice President of Roof Systems of Maine, Lee Corro, the roof is already doing it's job to keep water out of the 100-year-old building and is on track to be finished by late December.
"It's a heavier weight and it definitely will last longer and the craftsmanship quite frankly is better to," said Corro.
The roof construction is part of a $9 million renovation project the Library is under and still has around $575 thousand left to raise by the end of the year.