The sundial between the O’Brien and Cherberg buildings on the west Capitol Campus will be removed this week for repairs.
The sundial’s bronze gnomon — the part that casts a shadow — was damaged by vandals in the mid-1990s. Workers made temporary repairs, but now the sundial will be taken to Seattle for restoration, including a new gnomon made from stronger bronze that replicates the original, and repairs to the face of the sundial, which is bent.
The base also will be adjusted to ensure the face is flat for accuracy.
The restoration is expected to cost less than $10,000 and to be complete in late fall, according to a press release from the state’s Department of Enterprise Services.