In this April 13, 2016, file photo, Capitol Police Sergeant John L. McKeon talks to the media as he leaves the U.S. Capitol Building after an afternoon session in Washington.
A building material that can help protect the capitol from lightning and other destructive acts could also be used as a protective shield from falling debris, according to a report in the New York Times.
The material, called ironstone, is one of the few buildings materials that are so resilient to the elements that it can survive even the most destructive storms.
The article, written by the Times’ Paul Waldman, said the materials can be found in the Capitol and in some other buildings across the country.
A recent study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania found that ironstone could also help reduce the possibility of a storm-related collapse in a building if it’s installed on top of a building.
But it has been hard to find, and it’s not cheap.
The study estimated that a typical ironstone building would cost about $6,000.
The paper did not say how much that might cost.
The report also did not give a price tag for the material.
“It’s not a high-end building material,” said Matthew Cappelli, a senior researcher at the Energy Information Agency, a government watchdog group.
But, Cappell said, it would be a good alternative to concrete, which is expensive and requires heavy and cumbersome machinery to build.
“I think the price is going to come down significantly if it can be built,” he said.
“If it’s cost-effective, that’s the best price.”
The paper said that if it could be used on the Capitol, it could help prevent an event like the September 11 attacks.
The attacks on the World Trade Center towers were a result of an energy crisis caused by the collapse of a power plant in Pennsylvania, Capps said.
The building materials can also help protect against high winds and storms.
Capps added that it could also save lives if it were used to prevent fires or to make a bridge, dam, or highway.
It’s a “pretty good idea,” he added.
“In this particular case, it’s a building material and it has a lot of uses.”
It could also serve as a building shield against earthquakes and other natural disasters, as the building material is resistant to the damaging effects of such events.
It could be installed on buildings to make them safer and protect against earthquakes, as well as for other purposes, according the paper.
Cappella said it was unclear if the material would be used in other locations, including the Capitol.
“There’s no way to tell if it might be used anywhere,” he told the Times.
“So theoretically, it should be used, but it’s unclear if it would, and how much it would cost.”
The materials can make up about a third of the building materials in the U