Washington Monument

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History Lover’s Guide to the Washington Monument

While some might see the Washington Monument as the centerpiece in a city full of monuments, its history is as storied as the man who it was named after.


The Washington Monument in Baltimore. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images for (RED))

Washington Monument in Baltimore Re-Opens

The original Washington Monument in Baltimore has re-opened following a renovation.


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Washington Monument Reopens After Second Power Failure

The Washington Monument reopened Thursday morning following a second recent power failure.


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63 Were Atop Washington Monument When Elevator Failed

The National Park Service says there were 63 people at the top of the Washington Monument when an elevator failed, not one person as the agency originally reported.


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Washington Monument Closed Again After Another Power Failure

The National Park Service says the Washington Monument is temporarily closed again after another power failure.


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Washington Monument Reopens After Power Failure

The National Park Service says the Washington Monument has reopened after a power failure two days ago.


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Electrical Problem Temporarily Closes Washington Monument

The National Park Service says an electrical problem is temporarily closing the Washington Monument.


Singer-songwriter Gwen Stefani of No Doubt performs onstage during Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day on National Mall to end extreme poverty and solve climate change on April 18, 2015 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Richard Chapin Downs Jr./Getty Images for Global Citizen)

Gwen Stefani, Usher Perform for Thousands at Earth Day Rally

A daylong Earth Day concert had R&B star Usher dancing on crutches Saturday on the National Mall to rally thousands for political action to confront climate change and poverty.


World Pillow Fight Day, D.C. style. (Credit: Cameron Thompson/NewsRadio 99.1 WNEW)

Capitol Improv Announces Saturday Pillow Fight at Washington Monument

Who doesn’t love a good pillow fight? Especially when it’s in front of a national monument with strangers.


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Surveyors Determine New Height for D.C.’s Washington Monument

Government surveyors have determined a new height for the Washington Monument that’s nearly 10 inches shorter than what has been recorded for more than 130 years, officials said Monday.