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State House given protection from lightning

For first time in two centuries, building gets a lightning rod

It’s something Benjamin Franklin might have thought up: A lightning rod hidden in a historic golden pine cone perched at the apex of the state’s most iconic building.

But when the white tarp shrouding the top of the Massachusetts State House comes down in the next few weeks, that is exactly what will crown the hub of the Hub.

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