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.
Workers have finally finished building scaffolding around the 555-foot-tall Washington Monument to make repairs to the damaged stonework following a 2011 earthquake.
Visiting monuments this Memorial Day is a refreshing way of fostering a child’s education outside of the classroom, paying tribute to those who died in war and remembering America’s leaders.
Workers have started building scaffolding around the 555-foot-tall Washington Monument to make repairs to the damaged stonework following a 2011 earthquake.
Earthquake specialists are meeting on the National Mall today to discuss the lingering effects of the 5.8 magnitude earthquake experienced one year ago today.
The Washington Monument did not sink any further into the ground as a result of last year’s 5.8-magnitude earthquake, government surveyors said in a report released Tuesday.
This summer, enjoy DC’s rich history, culture and entertainment by walking in the shoes of the founding fathers with visits to the National Monument, Mt. Vernon, L’Enfant Plaza and Dupont and Logan Circles.
The “Keep the Promise” march, which is set to begin at 2 p.m. Eastern time at the Washington Monument, is being organized by the Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation.
Repairs to the Washington Monument will require massive scaffolding to be built around the 555-foot obelisk and may keep it closed into 2014 after it was damaged by an earthquake last year.
A car overturned in downtown Washington near the Washington Monument, snarling stragglers in Tuesday mornings commute.