Aetna Corporate Office


Aetna Insurance Headquarters, Hartford, CT: Exterior restoration of cupola and dome

John Canning & Co. performed an exterior restoration to the Aetna Insurance Headquarter Building located in Hartford, CT. This building is known as the largest colonial revival style building in the world, and its gold dome design was inspired by the Connecticut Old State House. The project involved the complete exterior restoration of cupola and gilding of the dome. Prior to the re-gilding and repainting all surfaces were stripped, repairs to the copper and wood substrates were performed. Dome was gilded with genuine gold leaf using traditional materials and techniques.

Location: Hartford, CT

Built: 1796

Original Architect: Charles Bullfinch

Style: Colonial Revival

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