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The 30,000-piece Tiffany stained-glass dome at the Chicago Cultural Center is undergoing a $1.3 million cleaning/restoration, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

The Botti Studio of Architectural Arts, which specializes in stained-glass cleaning and restoration, is cleaning the glass with a mineral-free soap originally formulated to clean horse tails and manes, per the report.

The 111-year-old Tiffany dome features fish scales and zodiac symbols, and has an estimated value of $35 million per the article.

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/841998,CST-NWS-dome14.article