Washington Monument

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Washington Monument to Reopen May 12

The National Park Service says the Washington Monument will reopen to visitors May 12 after being closed for nearly three years due to a 2011 earthquake.

03/25/2014

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Washington Monument to Reopen in May

The National Park Service is working to reopen the Washington Monument in May after a lengthy closure to repair damage from an earthquake in 2011.

03/20/2014

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Best Historic Vacations In The US

The early colonial settlements along the Eastern seaboard, including Boston, Charleston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, are among the best places for an historic vacation in the US.

01/14/2014

The U.S. Capitol dome was constructed of cast iron more than 150 years ago. The Dome has not undergone a complete restoration since 1959-1960 and due to age and weather is now plagued by more than 1,000 cracks and deficiencies. The Architect of the Capitol began in November, a multi-year project to repair these deficiencies, restoring the Dome to its original, inspiring splendor. (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

2-Year Renovation Starts for Capitol Dome

A world-famous symbol of democracy is going under cover, as workers start a two-year, $60 million renovation of the U.S. Capitol dome.

12/25/2013

Surveyors are taking advantage of the scaffolding around the Washington Monument to confirm its height. (Getty Images)

Surveyors Checking Height Of Washington Monument

Surveyors are checking to make sure that the Washington Monument is still 555 feet, 5 1/8 inches tall.

11/07/2013

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Scaffolding on Washington Monument to Come Down

The National Park Service says crews will begin removing the scaffolding surrounding the Washington Monument starting in less than two weeks.

10/31/2013

The Washington Monument lights up the National Mall, Monday, July 8. (Matt DelSignore/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

The Washington Monument Will Light Up the National Mall

While the Washington Monument is closed for earthquake damage repairs over the next year, 488 lamps will restore the marble tower’s glow each night on the National Mall.

07/08/2013

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Park Service to Light Monument During Restoration

While the Washington Monument is closed for earthquake damage repairs over the next year, 488 lamps will restore the marble tower’s glow each night on the National Mall.

07/08/2013

Washington Monument surrounded by scaffolding. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

A New View of Washington Monument From 500 Feet

ost birds don’t fly high enough to see the top of the Washington Monument, though that didn’t stop a group of government officials and philanthropists from clipping themselves into harnesses and climbing to the tip to see the obelisk’s cracked stones.

06/07/2013

Workers finish installing the last pieces of scaffolding on the Washington Monument to repair earthquake damage May 9, 2013 in Washington, DC. Following a 5.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the Northeast in August 2011, the National Park Service chose Perini Management Services, Inc. of Framingham, Massachusetts for the $15 million project to repair large cracks in the 555-foot-tall obelisk. (Photo credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Washington Monument Scaffolding Complete

Workers have finally finished building scaffolding around the 555-foot-tall Washington Monument to make repairs to the damaged stonework following a 2011 earthquake.

05/17/2013

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