Washington Monument

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.


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Washington Monument Reopened After Leak Causes Closure

The Washington Monument has reopened after being temporarily closed to visitors because of a leak above the security screening room at the entrance.


National Parks Service Holds Media Preview Tour Of Washington Monument Prior To Its Reopening

Washington Monument to Reopen After Elevator Repairs

The National Park Service says the Washington Monument will reopen after a power problem that affected the elevator has been resolved.


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Washington Monument Closed for Elevator Repairs

The National Park Service says the Washington Monument is closed Thursday because its elevator is broken.


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New EarthCam Shows View From Top of Washington Monument

If you’ve ever wanted to see a sunrise, sunset, or evening thunderstorm from the vantage point of D.C.’s tallest building, now you can.


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Your City Guide to Washington, D.C.

Refer to this guide to the best dining, lodging and attractions in Washington D.C.



Best Places in America to Celebrate the 4th of July

In celebration of Independence Day, several cities across the nation are hosting fun-filled activities by day and then concluding with spectacular pyrotechnic shows that can be viewed from miles away. Here are five of the best places in America to celebrate the Fourth of July


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)

Washington Monument Elevator Problem Examined

The National Park Service says it is investigating what caused the elevator at the Washington Monument to malfunction two days after the building reopened.


The Washington Monument reopened to the public May 12, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Washington Monument Reopens After Earthquake

The towering symbol that honors the nation’s first president reopened to the public Monday, nearly three years after an earthquake cracked and chipped the 130-year-old stone obelisk.