Old Capitol flag pulley system out of order

BY DI STAFF | DECEMBER 09, 2014 5:00 AM

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The pulley system that controls the Old Capitol flagpole is out of commission and University of Iowa officials are working to fix the system to raise and lower the flags.

Both the U.S. and Iowa flags were lowered Dec. 5. This was in preparation for raising the U.S. flag to half-staff for the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. During this process, the rope became stuck, causing the current problem.

Because of the height of the Old Capitol dome, UI Facilities Management may have to use a crane to fix the problem.

— by Lily Abromeit

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