This week, the historic cupola of the Georgetown Public Library was finished and installed by HRGH Corp. The original cupola was destroyed in the 2007 fire:
The restored cupola is identical to the original. See if you can tell the difference:
It looks like there are just a few differences. The old one (one the left) had a bit more of a curve to the roof and was topped with slate. The new one has a bit more of a rounded off top and is covered in copper. Additionally the vents are painted green. Also, the new dormers look about six inches wider around each window.
All in all, a pretty great restoration job. It will surely heighten the anticipation for the reopening of the library, which is on schedule for September.