A ton of light returns to the Minnesota Capitol dome
ST. PAUL — A 1-ton, 6-foot-wide ball of light is back home inside the Minnesota Capitol dome.
Hundreds of spectators attended a Thursday ceremony to watch the chandelier rise. The event included early 1900s music that visitors would have heard when the chandelier was first lit.
The chandelier has 48,000 crystal beads and hangs from a massive chain. A motor hauled it 142 feet up to his home, and when it arrived and its 92 electric bulbs turned on.
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