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Project manager Ron Truglia of City Constructors, right, and Anette Jensen inspect the 3,500-pound cupola before it is reinstalled. (Brian Vander Brug / LAT)
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Visitors to the former St. Vibiana’s Cathedral sign the inside of the cupola before its reinstallation. (Brian Vander Brug / LAT)
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The cupola is lifted by crane against the backdrop of the Ronald Reagan State Office Building. (Brian Vander Brug / LAT)
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The cupola is framed against the Los Angeles skyline as it is lifted to the top of the bell tower. (Brian Vander Brug / LAT)
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The cupola is lifted to the top of the bell tower. (Brian Vander Brug / LAT)
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A construction worker, working with crane operators, guides the refurbished cupola into place atop the tower. (Brian Vander Brug / LAT)
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