Washington Monument Reopens

National Parks Service Holds Media Preview Tour Of Washington Monument Prior To Its Reopening
National Parks Service Holds Media Preview Tour Of Washington Monument Prior To Its Reopening
The Washington Monument as seen on May 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Monument has been closed since August 23, 2011 when a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck 84 miles southwest of the Nation's Capitol. The Monument is scheduled to reopen to the public on Monday May 12. (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)
National Parks Service Holds Media Preview Tour Of Washington Monument Prior To Its Reopening
National Parks Service Holds Media Preview Tour Of Washington Monument Prior To Its Reopening
A view of one of the exhibits at the Washington Monument in Washington on May 10, 2014 during a preview prior to the official re-opening of the monument after repairs to damage caused by the August 23, 2011 earthquake. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
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US-QUAKE HISTORY-TOURISM
A view of one of the exhibits at the Washington Monument in Washington on May 10, 2014 during a preview prior to the official re-opening of the monument after repairs to damage caused by the August 23, 2011 earthquake. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
US-QUAKE HISTORY-TOURISM
US-QUAKE HISTORY-TOURISM
A sign is seen in the observation deck at the top of the Washington Monument in Washington on May 10, 2014 during a preview prior to the official re-opening of the monument after repairs to damage caused by the August 23, 2011 earthquake. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
National Parks Service Holds Media Preview Tour Of Washington Monument Prior To Its Reopening
National Parks Service Holds Media Preview Tour Of Washington Monument Prior To Its Reopening
A view of the White House and a new locator map inside the Washington Monument that was shown during a preview tour for the media prior to its reopening on May 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Monument has been closed since August 23, 2011 when a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck 84 miles southwest of the Nation's Capitol. The Monument is scheduled to reopen to the public on Monday May 12. (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)
US-QUAKE HISTORY-TOURISM
US-QUAKE HISTORY-TOURISM
A view of the US Capitol taken from the Washington Monument in Washington on May 10, 2014 during a preview prior to the official re-opening of the monument after repairs to damage caused by the August 23, 2011 earthquake. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
US-QUAKE HISTORY-TOURISM
US-QUAKE HISTORY-TOURISM
A view of the White House taken from the Washington Monument in Washington on May 10, 2014 during a preview prior to the official re-opening of the monument after repairs to damage caused by the August 23, 2011 earthquake. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
US-QUAKE HISTORY-TOURISM
US-QUAKE HISTORY-TOURISM
A view of the White House taken from the Washington Monument in Washington on May 10, 2014 during a preview prior to the official re-opening of the monument after repairs to damage caused by the August 23, 2011 earthquake. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
National Parks Service Holds Media Preview Tour Of Washington Monument Prior To Its Reopening
National Parks Service Holds Media Preview Tour Of Washington Monument Prior To Its Reopening
A view of the United States Capitol building and a new locator map inside the Washington Monument that was shown during a preview tour for the media prior to its reopening on May 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Monument has been closed since August 23, 2011 when a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck 84 miles southwest of the Nation's Capitol. The Monument is scheduled to reopen to the public on Monday May 12. (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)
National Parks Service Holds Media Preview Tour Of Washington Monument Prior To Its Reopening
National Parks Service Holds Media Preview Tour Of Washington Monument Prior To Its Reopening
A view of a new exhibit inside the Washington Monument that was shown during a preview tour for the media prior to its reopening on May 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Monument has been closed since August 23, 2011 when a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck 84 miles southwest of the Nation's Capitol. The Monument is scheduled to reopen to the public on Monday May 12. (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)
National Parks Service Holds Media Preview Tour Of Washington Monument Prior To Its Reopening
National Parks Service Holds Media Preview Tour Of Washington Monument Prior To Its Reopening
Tourists walk around the Washington Monument on May 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Monument has been closed since August 23, 2011 when a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck 84 miles southwest of the Nation's Capitol. The Monument is scheduled to reopen to the public on Monday May 12. (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)
National Parks Service Holds Media Preview Tour Of Washington Monument Prior To Its Reopening
National Parks Service Holds Media Preview Tour Of Washington Monument Prior To Its Reopening
The Washington Monument as seen on May 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Monument has been closed since August 23, 2011 when a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck 84 miles southwest of the Nation's Capitol. The Monument is scheduled to reopen to the public on Monday May 12. (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)
National Parks Service Holds Media Preview Tour Of Washington Monument Prior To Its Reopening
National Parks Service Holds Media Preview Tour Of Washington Monument Prior To Its Reopening
A view of the Jefferson Memorial and the Tidal Basin with a new locator map inside the Washington Monument that was shown during a preview tour for the media prior to its reopening on May 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Monument has been closed since August 23, 2011 when a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck 84 miles southwest of the Nation's Capitol. The Monument is scheduled to reopen to the public on Monday May 12. (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)
National Parks Service Holds Media Preview Tour Of Washington Monument Prior To Its Reopening
National Parks Service Holds Media Preview Tour Of Washington Monument Prior To Its Reopening
Tourists walk around the Washington Monument on May 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Monument has been closed since August 23, 2011 when a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck 84 miles southwest of the Nation's Capitol. The Monument is scheduled to reopen to the public on Monday May 12. (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)
National Parks Service Holds Media Preview Tour Of Washington Monument Prior To Its Reopening
National Parks Service Holds Media Preview Tour Of Washington Monument Prior To Its Reopening
A view of a remodeled exhibit of George Washington inside the Washington Monument that was shown during a preview tour for the media prior to its reopening on May 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Monument has been closed since August 23, 2011 when a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck 84 miles southwest of the Nation's Capitol. The Monument is scheduled to reopen to the public on Monday May 12. (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)
National Parks Service Holds Media Preview Tour Of Washington Monument Prior To Its Reopening
National Parks Service Holds Media Preview Tour Of Washington Monument Prior To Its Reopening
James Perry, chief of resource management for the National Mall and Memorial Parks, speaks to the media and talks about one of the cracks that was repaired in the Washingtonton Monument (seen in the background at right) during a preview tour for the media prior to the its reopening on May 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Monument has been closed since August 23, 2011 when a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck 84 miles southwest of the Nation's Capitol. The Monument is scheduled to reopen to the public on Monday May 12. (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)
National Parks Service Holds Media Preview Tour Of Washington Monument Prior To Its Reopening
National Parks Service Holds Media Preview Tour Of Washington Monument Prior To Its Reopening
James Perry, chief of resource management for the National Mall and Memorial Parks, speaks to the media during a preview tour of the Washington Monument for the media prior to its reopening on May 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Monument has been closed since August 23, 2011 when a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck 84 miles southwest of the Nation's Capitol. The Monument is scheduled to reopen to the public on Monday May 12. (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)
National Parks Service Holds Media Preview Tour Of Washington Monument Prior To Its Reopening
National Parks Service Holds Media Preview Tour Of Washington Monument Prior To Its Reopening
Bob Collie, project manager for Perini Management Service Inc., speaks to the media about the repairs that were just completed on the Washington Monument during a preview tour for the media prior to its reopening on May 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Monument has been closed since August 23, 2011 when a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck 84 miles southwest of the Nation's Capitol. The Monument is scheduled to reopen to the public on Monday May 12. (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)
National Parks Service Holds Media Preview Tour Of Washington Monument Prior To Its Reopening
National Parks Service Holds Media Preview Tour Of Washington Monument Prior To Its Reopening
James Perry, chief of resource management for the National Mall and Memorial Parks, speaks to the media during a preview tour of the Washington Monument for the media prior to its reopening on May 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Monument has been closed since August 23, 2011 when a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck 84 miles southwest of the Nation's Capitol. The Monument is scheduled to reopen to the public on Monday May 12. (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)
National Parks Service Holds Media Preview Tour Of Washington Monument Prior To Its Reopening
National Parks Service Holds Media Preview Tour Of Washington Monument Prior To Its Reopening
One of the saddle anchors that were installed to secure the pyramidion panels for seizmic strenghthening at the top of the Washington Monument is seen during a preview tour for the media prior to its reopening on May 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Monument has been closed since August 23, 2011 when a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck 84 miles southwest of the Nation's Capitol. The Monument is scheduled to reopen to the public on Monday May 12. (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)
James Perry, chief of resource management for the National Mall and Memorial Parks, speaks to the media and talks about one of the cracks that was repaired in the Washingtonton Monument (seen in the background at right) during a preview tour for the media prior to the its reopening on May 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Monument has been closed since August 23, 2011 when a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck 84 miles southwest of the Nation's Capitol. The Monument is scheduled to reopen to the public on Monday May 12.  (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)
National Parks Service Holds Media Preview Tour Of Washington Monument Prior To Its Reopening
James Perry, chief of resource management for the National Mall and Memorial Parks, speaks to the media and talks about one of the cracks that was repaired in the Washingtonton Monument (seen in the background at right) during a preview tour for the media prior to the its reopening on May 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Monument has been closed since August 23, 2011 when a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck 84 miles southwest of the Nation's Capitol. The Monument is scheduled to reopen to the public on Monday May 12. (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)
James Perry, chief of resource management for the National Mall and Memorial Parks, speaks to the media and talks about one of the cracks that was repaired in the Washingtonton Monument (seen in the background at right) during a preview tour for the media prior to the its reopening on May 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Monument has been closed since August 23, 2011 when a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck 84 miles southwest of the Nation's Capitol. The Monument is scheduled to reopen to the public on Monday May 12. (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)
Bob Collie, project manager for Perini Management Service Inc., speaks to the media about the repairs that were just completed on the Washington Monument during a preview tour for the media prior to its reopening on May 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Monument has been closed since August 23, 2011 when a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck 84 miles southwest of the Nation's Capitol. The Monument is scheduled to reopen to the public on Monday May 12.  (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)
National Parks Service Holds Media Preview Tour Of Washington Monument Prior To Its Reopening
Bob Collie, project manager for Perini Management Service Inc., speaks to the media about the repairs that were just completed on the Washington Monument during a preview tour for the media prior to its reopening on May 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Monument has been closed since August 23, 2011 when a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck 84 miles southwest of the Nation's Capitol. The Monument is scheduled to reopen to the public on Monday May 12. (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)
Bob Collie, project manager for Perini Management Service Inc., speaks to the media about the repairs that were just completed on the Washington Monument during a preview tour for the media prior to its reopening on May 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Monument has been closed since August 23, 2011 when a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck 84 miles southwest of the Nation's Capitol. The Monument is scheduled to reopen to the public on Monday May 12. (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)
National Parks Service Holds Media Preview Tour Of Washington Monument Prior To Its Reopening
National Parks Service Holds Media Preview Tour Of Washington Monument Prior To Its Reopening
James Perry, chief of resource management for the National Mall and Memorial Parks, speaks to the media and talks about one of the cracks that was repaired in the Washingtonton Monument (seen in the background at right) during a preview tour for the media prior to the its reopening on May 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Monument has been closed since August 23, 2011 when a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck 84 miles southwest of the Nation's Capitol. The Monument is scheduled to reopen to the public on Monday May 12. (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)
National Parks Service Holds Media Preview Tour Of Washington Monument Prior To Its Reopening
National Parks Service Holds Media Preview Tour Of Washington Monument Prior To Its Reopening
A view of a new exhibit inside the Washington Monument that was shown during a preview tour for the media prior to its reopening on May 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Monument has been closed since August 23, 2011 when a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck 84 miles southwest of the Nation's Capitol. The Monument is scheduled to reopen to the public on Monday May 12. (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)
National Parks Service Holds Media Preview Tour Of Washington Monument Prior To Its Reopening
National Parks Service Holds Media Preview Tour Of Washington Monument Prior To Its Reopening
A view of one of the exhibits at the Washington Monument in Washington on May 10, 2014 during a preview prior to the official re-opening of the monument after repairs to damage caused by the August 23, 2011 earthquake. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
National Parks Service Holds Media Preview Tour Of Washington Monument Prior To Its Reopening
National Parks Service Holds Media Preview Tour Of Washington Monument Prior To Its Reopening
A view of one of the exhibits at the Washington Monument in Washington on May 10, 2014 during a preview prior to the official re-opening of the monument after repairs to damage caused by the August 23, 2011 earthquake. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
National Parks Service Holds Media Preview Tour Of Washington Monument Prior To Its Reopening
National Parks Service Holds Media Preview Tour Of Washington Monument Prior To Its Reopening
Workers prepare the landscaping around the Washington Monument visitor's center on May 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Monument has been closed since August 23, 2011 when a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck 84 miles southwest of the Nation's Capitol. The Monument is scheduled to reopen to the public on Monday May 12. (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)
National Parks Service Holds Media Preview Tour Of Washington Monument Prior To Its Reopening
National Parks Service Holds Media Preview Tour Of Washington Monument Prior To Its Reopening
William Davenport (right), an employee of Eastern National which runs the bookstore of the Washington Monument, hands out tickets to visitors May 12, 2014 on the ground of the monument in Washington, DC. The Washington Monument was reopened after it has been closed for a restoration due to damage caused by a 5.8-magnitude earthquake that struck the Washington, DC, area on August 23, 2011. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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